VIRGIL HAS GONE MISSING
Daily Telegraph 28 January 1992 By Ben
manhunt was launched yesterday by friends of a
television star who has been missing for 25
When last seen in a skip
in Slough, Virgil Tracy was wearing his blue
uniform and usual Mussolini-style hat. He
is described as white, with mousey-dark hair,
brown swivelling eyes, bushy eyebrows and a deep
Virgil, a qualified pilot,
is still aged about 26, 1ft 8in tall and
weighing approximately 2lb. A small reward
is offered. No strings attached.
The search for Virgil was
launched by Christine Glanville, a puppeteer
from the original Thunderbirds series, who has
tracked down all the other stars of Gerry
Anderson's Supermarionation series.
Only the rakishly
good-looking pilot of Thunderbird 2 has failed
to get in touch for a grand International Rescue
reunion with his brothers Scott, John, Gordon
and Alan, Father Jeff, Brains, the eccentric
scientist, Lady Penelope and her valet-driver
Parker and Tintin, the exotic and devastatingly
Christine said yesterday
"The last time anyone saw Virgil was in 1967, in
a skip on a Trading Estate in Slough, where we
threw all the things from the series when we had
to clear up so the studio could be re-let."
She does not intend to
disrupt Virgil's new life - just to make a
plaster cast of his head.
The original puppets are
much coveted items of memorabilia and have sold
for up to £7,000. Brains and Tintin turned
up at Sotherby's. Gerry Anderson owns the
Scott has just been found
in a shop in Reading and Christine Glanville is
issuing a public appeal for help in tracing
Virgil, the missing link.