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Comment by michael shepherd on June 28, 2017 at 8:48

The funeral of Pat Morgan will be held at

Barham Crematorium

Canterbury Road

Canterbury  CT4 6QU

on Monday 10 July at 1520 hrs.All are welcome . Any other details will be posted nearer the date.

Comment by michael shepherd on June 23, 2017 at 14:55

it is once again time to announce the passing of another one of our collegues. Yesterday 22 June Pat Morgan passed away .His wife Chris contacted Ozzie Osbourne asking him to share with us news of Pat,s passing.Pat was a regular at the reunions at Liverpool and other places. Always cheerful and more than willing to join in with any madness planned . He will be missed by those who knew him especially his family . My thoughts and im sure yours will be with his wife Chris at this  time.R I P pat i enjoyed knowing you.

Comment by mike sleeman on June 22, 2017 at 12:43

Hi Colin Its been a very long time since I saw you last.My thoughts are with you at this sad time Dave and I had some great times.Saw him about 3 years ago before I moved to Cornwall he was fighting it then.So sorry  he lost his battle a great mate and friend.I will miss him.My thoughts will be with you on Friday.

Comment by Colin kirkham on June 21, 2017 at 19:47

Hi guys this is colin Kirkham,  

unfortunately dave Kirkham my brother unfortunately passed away last week after a long battle with cancer, 

the funeral is on Friday 23Rd in Bournemouth 

rest in peace dave, gona miss you mate but at least your not suffering anymore 

Comment by john hodgson on May 12, 2017 at 17:52
We have lost a great friend in Alfie.Our thoughts are with Ann and family.You fought a long battle with laughter and dignity.So glad we saw you on Sunday.R I P mate.Ginge and Barbara Hodgson
Comment by james coulthard on May 12, 2017 at 16:18

To a long-time friend Alfie,  we went through training together in Yeovil, he will be missed. You will make a lot of people laugh up there Alfie.  Rest in Peace.

Comment by Leighton Lucas on May 12, 2017 at 10:49

R i p Alfie a good guy for sure.

Comment by John Bancroft (Barney) on May 12, 2017 at 9:56
Just heard the very sad news that Alfie Birkhead has passed away.
Alfie was one of those rare people who was a joy to know.
Comment by ken baldwin on May 2, 2017 at 10:24
To all, just to confirm the funeral for Mark Oarton is at 10.30 on Wednesday May 10th at Astbury church. Then there will be a committal for the family at Macclesfield crem followed by the wake at Quigleys on West Street, Congleton at about 12.30.
Comment by PAUL MOTLER (motty) on May 1, 2017 at 7:14

Sad news RIP Mark 

Comment by ken baldwin on April 30, 2017 at 19:33

RIP Mark Oarton, a great long time friend with whom I trained with at Buller Barracks and served alongside with at both 16 Sqn ( Fallingbostel ) and 414 Bulford.
Mark passed away during the weekend of 21st April 2017 after being involved in a motorbike accident.
Funeral details will be posted on the site as soon as they are available.

Our deepest thoughts are with his wife Kelly and his family and friends.

Ken Baldwin

Comment by Leigh Williams on December 5, 2016 at 13:22

Joe Askew has passed away. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June and lost the battle. He passed early hours of Tuesday morning 29th Dec 2016

Comment by james coulthard on November 16, 2016 at 22:08

 Knew Alan in 23 good friend RIP Alan

Comment by Leighton Lucas on November 14, 2016 at 11:14

RIP Alan a top man.

Comment by John Bancroft (Barney) on November 14, 2016 at 10:30
Well said Jack. He always had time for blokes like me, who were straight out of basic training and didn't have clue.
Comment by Jack Atherton on November 14, 2016 at 9:15
Alan was one of the best guys you ever meet. He knew his job inside out and was always willing to help others.
I knew Alan for many years while serving mainly in 23.
My condolences to Alan's family .Again he will be sadly missed by all who knew him but never forgotten.
Comment by michael shepherd on November 14, 2016 at 8:08
More sad news from the world of tank transporting.I first met Alan in April 1970 when I was posted to 23 Sqn Sennelager .Alan was always prepared to give you his time in order to help you if needed.Always smiling and having a joke or two with the lads he made you feel part of the family.I last met Alan at the Retford reunion last year and even after 40 odd years he still had time for a chat about the old days.He will be missed by all those who knew or served with him.My condolences to his family at this sad time.RIP Alan it was a real pleasure knowing you.
Comment by MICHAEL BROOKS on November 13, 2016 at 21:08

Sad to report that Allan Halls passed away this morning,13-11-16,after a long fight with cancer,a good mate of many from 19 sqn 23 sqn,he will be misted by many,our thoughs from Retford go to Gillian and family.May he RIP.

Comment by Leighton Lucas on November 13, 2016 at 17:11

RIP Scud you were a great guy.

Comment by FRANK BALLANTYNE on November 13, 2016 at 15:32
I have just found out that John (Wee Jock) Handley passed away in October 2015 after a long and brave fight against cancer. I contacted his son through Facebook. John was our Best Man at our wedding in 1968 but have not heard from him for a few years. We served together at 23 Squadron RCT in Sennelager 1966 - 1970. He was a great mate and friend to me and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to his son and daughter and his grandchildren

Frank and Myra Ballantyne



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