The sad event occurred on February 15, 2013.
Squadron Leader Dr. Rimon Than (Ko Yi Htet), elder son of U Maung Maung Kyi (SPHS 63, RUBC) and Daw Khin May Than (ChE 72) from Wales, passed away during a mountaineering training in Scotland due to an avalanche. He is a squadron leader in Royal Air Force (RAF) and also a doctor and an experienced mountain climber.
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U Maung Maung Kyi and Daw Khin May Than were in Yangon at the time. They had to fly back to wales to attend the funeral service with military honors.
U Maung Maung Kyi was my classmate at St. Paul’s High School and I.Sc.(A). We rowed in the same novice crew at RUBC. He studied Dip. Ing. (specializing in pulp and paper). He was a best man at our wedding.
Visit to Wales
Last year, we visited UK. My cousin nephew Dr. Khin Tun drove us to Wales to visit U Maung Maung Kyi and Daw Khin May Than at their new home Ogmore-by-the-sea.