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Comment by Stephen Davis on May 1, 2012 at 22:02

Thank you all for your kind words, my sister sylvia and i are touched to see names we recognize. i have learned from the funeral directors today that as dad was a life member of the British legion he will have a flag draped over his coffin and a standard bearer at the ceremony.

Comment by Stephen G Allen (Tanky) on April 30, 2012 at 19:45

Sorry to read of Keiths passing . another great mate gone.Deepest condolences to all his family.

Comment by Jerry Crampton on April 29, 2012 at 15:34

My condolences to Keiths family at this sad time. Another great mate has passed away.

Comment by michael shepherd on April 29, 2012 at 15:28

 Another Last Post to Bob Royce and Butch Large .i knew them both at Fally ,I have many good memories of them both  .My condolences to both families.

Comment by michael shepherd on April 29, 2012 at 15:22

  Well i am so sad to hear that Keith has passed away.I served with him in 23 sqn  although different troop ,it didnt matter we were all one team then.My condolences to his family at this sad time RIP Keith.

 

Comment by Maurice Robert Walker on April 29, 2012 at 15:22

Sorry to hear of the passing of Keith he was one of the best number 1s in my troop.

Condolenses to he's family at this very difficult time.

Comment by Stephen Davis on April 29, 2012 at 12:14

Rest in peace dad, Keith Davis passed away on Thursday 26th April 2012.

Comment by David Pleasants on April 28, 2012 at 23:23

I have only just heard from Diane of Bob Royce's sad death.  When I took command of 16 Sqn in Jan 85 Bob was A Tp SSgt and when he was posted away to Belize on promotion I had no hesitataion in requesting that Bob should come back to the Sqn as SSM when the late Paul Manning was posted.  This duly happened and Bob became a great friend and tremendous support, so much so that when I took command of 43 Sqn in Shorncliffe and Bob had been commissioned I asked if he would come as my 2IC, unfortunately for me he was enjoying himself too much commanding his MCTG in Celle but we remained in touch and met occasionally at the reunion.  He was a very fine man and a very fine soldier who will be greatly missed.  I have sent Dannie's and my deepest sympathy to Diane and Kevin.

Comment by brian george wiseman on April 28, 2012 at 10:13
Rhona and Tracy Large would like to thank everyone for their very kind messages on the passing of Butch. I know that these are a huge comfort to them at this very sad time.
Comment by Keith Loveday on April 28, 2012 at 9:20

so sad to hear of the passing of Butch and Bob both good men,sincere condolences to both families,Rip gone but not forgotten.

Comment by Leighton Lucas on April 27, 2012 at 8:46

Sad news to hear of the passing of Butch, he was a great friend in 19 sqn, my condolences to his family. Rest in peace old friend.

Comment by Pat Kiely on April 26, 2012 at 16:47

So sorry to hear about Butch and Bob, both great guys!  My condolences to their families!

Comment by P.Fitzgerald.'Paddy Fitz'. on April 26, 2012 at 16:25

Have read the sad news about the passing of yet another member of the TkTptr fraternity . Butch Large was one  of the best , a thorough professional , always cheerful and great to know . He will be sadly missed by all who knew him . My condolences to his Family . May you Rest in Peace , Butch .

Comment by Paul Sherwood -Sherm. on April 25, 2012 at 9:35

Just heard the sad news about Bob from Swinny,and I have just seen the news about Butch. Bob and I shared a set of golf clubs sold to us by Dave Tuplin, he had the even numbers and I had the odd numbers, and we played football together. Both were good men and will be sadly missed, my condolences to both families.

Paul Sherwood (Sherm)

Comment by swinny on April 24, 2012 at 10:53

Bob Royce funeral will held at la Zenia church Orihuela Costa Spain on Wednesday 25th at 1300hrs CET

Comment by Eddie Dawes on April 24, 2012 at 8:07

So sad news about Butch and Bob, we knew them both, our condolences to both families, Rest in peace.

Eddie and Ruby Dawes and family

Comment by brian george wiseman on April 23, 2012 at 6:54
Another sad day yesterday, received news from the family that my very good friend Butch Large had passed away yesterday. Butch served with 19sqn 16sqn and the training wing in Senne. My heartfelt condolences to Rhona Tracy and the family. Rest in pease mate.
Comment by Brian Squirrell on April 22, 2012 at 10:40

Sad news about a man that will be greatly missed. He helped me many times as i grew up in tanktransporting. My sincere condolences to Diane & family. May you rest in peace, Bob.

Comment by P.Fitzgerald.'Paddy Fitz'. on April 22, 2012 at 9:35

Sad news yet again for the TkTptr fraternity . It was sad to hear the news of Bob Royce passin away . My sincere condolences to his Family . May you rest in Peace , Bob .

Comment by john woods ( woody) on April 21, 2012 at 9:30

Sorry to hear about Bob Royce, he was my staff sgt at Fallingbostel in about 83, he was a very fair bloke RIP Staff 

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