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Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
AB Network Update - “Calling all Airborne Forces who were stationed in Aldershot! A great event is in an advanced stage of planning: • March Past of Veterans, serving soldiers, colour parties and our band. • Drumhead dedication Service. • Unveiling of a magnificent, commemorative bronze statue now to be in a high profile area of central Aldershot (not at the Garrison Church as previously planned). • Stands and ample opportunity to meet up with friends and comrades.

All are welcome and this is NOT a ticketed event, so just come and join us! Fuller details are on the attached.”

Sunday 24 March2019 - Worcestershire

Webmaster comments   Please see PDF in Newsletters

Ralph Porter | ralph~DOT~porter~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org~DOT~uk
It was a great turnout for Ivor's funeral as already said our standard was displayed with the other branches and did Ivor proud. Also thanks to Stewart Speakman the buguler who sounded the last post. The airborne brotherhood is Nulli Secundus.
Sunday 24 March2019 - uk

Jake Wade | robertwade16~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
A good turnout at Ivor's Funeral especially from the local PRA
Thursday 21 March2019 - Walsall

Paul O Connell | paulx4~AT~sky~DOT~com
Funeral of Ivor Wells 1932 -2019
Gents for your information. Ivor was laid to rest at Dukinfield on Monday 18th March 2019.Over 50 ex Servicemen in attendance along with Standards from 216 Parachute Signals Squadron and Tameside,Manchester,Bolton and Oldham branches of The Parachute Regimental Association.
Fitting send off for a much respected man.
Tuesday 19 March2019 - Glossop Derbyshire

Stuart Wells | stuartwells50~AT~gmail~DOT~com
On behalf of the entire family, I (step grandson) would very much like to thank everyone at 216 for their kind messages on here. I would also like to thank those who came out yesterday to say a final farewell to Ivor Wells. It was a wonderful ceremony made all the more special by a very esteemed honour guard of fellow veterans and former colleagues.

P.S. Ralph Porter, I trust you received the photos I sent through. If not let me know on here and I will send again.
Tuesday 19 March2019 - Hereford

Keith Weller
Airborne Statue Unveiling - Saturday 6 July at 11.30, Princes Gardens, Aldershot. Please see Newsletters page for more info.
Monday 18 March2019 - Worcestershire

Pat and Dave Fox | ddf216~AT~aol~DOT~com
Good news Bill all the best Pat and Dave
Sunday 17 March2019

Norman(Norrie) Horton | norman~DOT~horton3~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Whatever happened to the Military Covenant? What other country would prosecute their own soldiers. It's disgusting what our airborne mates are going through. One prosecution is one too many.
Saturday 16 March2019 - Darlington

Brian Earl | earlbrian933~AT~gmail~DOT~com
There are loads of posts about this disgusting situation on many on the Airborne Forces facebook pages.I don't think the people who are pursuing this realise what a hornets nest they are stirring up and they are likely to get stung!!!
Friday 15 March2019 - Ryton. Tyne&Wear

Bernie McDonough | bbgonebiking~AT~ hotmail~DOT~com
I agree entirely with you Gus, the politicians and left wing ambulance chasing lawyers should hang their heads in shame.
Friday 15 March2019 - Temporarily in Evans Head Australia

Gus Emery | kenemery~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Is there anyone else who like me are completely disgusted at the decision over the charging of soldier "F" How has it come to this and where will it end. The PPS and the MOD should hang their head in Shame
Thursday 14 March2019 - Hampshire

Webmaster comments   I wonder how many people feel the same or perhaps other views ?

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
Very good news Noddy,hope he continues to improve day to day.
Thursday 14 March2019 - Whitley Bay

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Good news regarding Lee Nod, best wishes to you all
Wednesday 13 March2019 - Pateley Bridge

Noddy Irwin | tonymidge~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Update on my son Lee. After almost 5 weeks he is allowed home for a few hours and has just heard he is to be transferred to the head trauma unit in Walton Liverpool. He is now holding proper conversation but gets tired, the future looks good and he should make a full recovery. Thank you so much for all the support on here both myself and Midge are so grateful it means such a lot. This is for Terry,Lee is the youngest the one you babysat for is now 55 years old.where does time go? Thank you everyone Midge & Nod.
Tuesday 12 March2019 - Southport

Webmaster comments   Great news Noddy

Norman(Norrie) Horton | norman~DOT~horton3~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Sad to hear that Ivor has gone to the Big DZ. I remember him transferring from Para Regt. Condolences to his family RIP Ivor
Friday 8 March2019 - Darlington

peter pritchard | pritch087~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sorry to of the passing of Ivor Wells. Without a doubt,one of the best SSM's 216 ever had
Thursday 7 March2019 - Dewsbury

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Caythorpe 2019 - A letter and booking form confirming the Caythorpe weekend can now be found on our Newsletters page. For further details contact Margaret Watson on 01206 815238
Thursday 7 March2019 - Worcestershire

Ray Duffy | secretary~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS - IVOR WELLS.
Will take place on Monday 18th March 2019 at 1430 hrs. Venue - Dukinfield Crematorium, Hall Green Road, Dukinfield, SK16 4EP
0161 3301901
Wednesday 6 March2019 - York

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
It wasn't the pokey drill that turned you into a big strong lad Mick, it was all of those holes Keith Weller made you dig
Wednesday 6 March2019 - Pateley Bridge

Webmaster comments   He was always a good lad to have on your Det.

Mick Granitza | m216granitza~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear the news of Ivor Wells. My first SSM. He took me under his wing in the Sqn shooting team. Made me do pokey drill with an LMG to strengthen my arms for shooting as he told me an SLR was too light for a big Jock! RIP Ivor
Tuesday 5 March2019 - Scotland

Gus Hartley | Gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Keith, Thank you for the heads up, I was on that drop, hopefully I can attend, Gus
Sunday 3 March2019 - Darwen

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Kiel Canal 45th Anniversary - Please see PDF on the News Letters page.
Sunday 3 March2019 - Worcestershire

Jake Wade | robertwade16~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
So sad to hear of Ivor`s passing. A true Airborne Warrior. I had the privilege of serving in Borneo with Him, a fairer Boss I've never met. Will be sadly missed by all who served with Him. RIP Ivor.
Sunday 3 March2019 - Walsall

Bernie McDonough | bbgonebiking~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sad to hear about Ivor’s passing. He certainly gave me a few bollockings but he was firm but fair. RIP a stalwart of 216
Friday 1 March2019 - Eden Australia

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
RIP Ivor. As a 21 year-old Sergeant he eased my apprehensive entry to the Sgts Mess. Never a man to heap praise it was good to hear at the last reunion he attended that I and Keith Weller were his "best operators".
Thursday 28 February2019 - Pateley Bridge

Noddy irwin | tonymidge~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Just heard the very sad news of Ivor's passing,he was a good friend both in the army and out and we kept in touch by phone every couple of months.A top soldier and great friend.Our sincere condolences go to Val and all his family. R.I.P Ivor Noddy and Midge.
Thursday 28 February2019 - Dubai

Gus Hartley | Gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
So sad to hear of Ivor’s passing, a good man who will be sorely missed.
Wednesday 27 February2019 - Darwen

Phil Kirk | philkirk~AT~me~DOT~com
Ivor. A great soldier and comrade. Learned so much from him. RIP Ivor. Please advise of funeral details.
Wednesday 27 February2019 - Littlehampton

Wee Mac | macdonald508~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi Bill/Noddy, andMidge, just read about your son, we hope he makes a full and speedy recovery. We’re both thinking of you. Best wishes. Wee Mac and Linda
Wednesday 27 February2019 - Scotland

Sid James | garybirgit~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Very sad to hear of Ivor's passing. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Ivor.
Wednesday 27 February2019 - Cider County

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
RIP Ivor. A good help to me and Viv in our early days in the Squadron.
Wednesday 27 February2019 - Whitley Bay

Larry Cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Ivor Wells passing. R.I.P. Sir from the Cardwell brothers.
Wednesday 27 February2019 - Aberdeenshire

Dave Jackson | davejack2169~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Bob. I have Jakes address in Fiji. Email me your contact details so I can forward his details to you. Glad to help. Dave (Jacko)
Tuesday 26 February2019 - Aldershot

Pete bibby | Pete-pambibby~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear Ivor has passed away,a
good friend and a great darts player.RIP Ivor
Tuesday 26 February2019 - Essex

Brian Earl | earlbrian933~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Just been informed by Ralph Porter that one of our old comrades has passed away
Ivor Wells. RIP Ivor.
Tuesday 26 February2019 - Ryton. Tyne&Wear

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi Bob, try Tom Morrell for a contact number for Jake. I will email you Tom's email
Tuesday 26 February2019 - Pateley Bridge

Brian Earl | earlbrian933~AT~gmail~DOT~com
The last time I saw Jake was at the 2006 reunion at Scotch Corner. I'm not sure if someone said he was living in Darlington
Monday 25 February2019 - Ryton. Tyne&Wear

Robert Law | bob07971314267~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi - I am Bob Law x-23PFA - I am trying to locate a very good friend of mine Jake Mateyeya ( not sure of spelling). Jake was from Fiji and the last I heard he was back living there, I believe one or two of his daughters are/were in the British Army, I last saw him at his daughters married quarter Oxford in the 90s en route to the Aldershot Army Show. I remember well the Ghana trip among other times
Sunday 24 February2019 - Oswestry

Webmaster comments   Good to hear from you Robert, I am sure someone can point you in the right direction.

A NAYLOR | angelnaylor~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Hi
I'm trying to find anyone who may have remembered my father. He served in the 216 royal signals and was in Cyprus and Borneo. His name was J. Devignat
Thursday 21 February2019

Noman Norrie HORTON | norman~DOT~horton3~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Sorry to hear about your sons accident Noddy. We wish him a speedy recovery. Norrie and Mave
Thursday 21 February2019 - Darlington

Bob O'Hara | bobnmau~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Noddy, We hope the recovery continues and back to normal as soon as possible. Regards Bob & Maureen
Wednesday 20 February2019 - lincoln

Dave Jackson | davejack2169~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Noddy and Midge. Very sorry to hear your son Lee has had an accident. He’s a strong lad and am sure he will make a full recovery. Rooting for him. Stay strong. Jacko
Friday 15 February2019 - Aldershot

Dave and Pat Fox | ddf216~AT~aol~DOT~com
sad to hear about Lee Noddy Pat and myself hope he makes a speedy recovery he is a strong boy
Friday 15 February2019

Noddy Irwin | tonymidge~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Thank you for the messages of support it means such alot to Midge and myself. Lee is now stable and all tubes are out,he gets mixed up with short conversation and gets very tired but that's to be expected,still early days.We are lucky he didn't damage his spine,broken leg broken hand and swelling to the brain.I will give sitrep in couple of weeks so Thank you all again Nod & Midge.
Friday 15 February2019 - Southport

TomWhiting | tomwhiting~AT~tiscali~DOT~co~DOT~uk
So sorry to hear of your son's accident and hope he makes a speedy recovery
Friday 15 February2019 - Crodon

Colin Bradbury | Colinbradbury~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Noddy & Midge, Sad to read about Lee, fingers crossed for a speedy and complete recovery. Worrying time for you guys, stay strong. Am in Oz at the moment and have just seen your post.
Thursday 14 February2019 - Esperance Western Australia

Eric Richards | erichards1 ~AT~sky~DOT~com
Best wishes to both hope your son makes speedy and full recovery
Wednesday 13 February2019 - Tamworth

Brian Earl | earlbrian933~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hope all goes well for your son Noddy & Midge.
Tuesday 12 February2019 - Ryton. Tyne&Wear

Rex Couch | rexcouch~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Noddy, our thoughts are with you and Midge. We hope Lee makes a speedy recovery.
Tuesday 12 February2019 - Birmingham

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
My Very Best wishes Noddy+Midge.Hope the lad makes a full recovery. Chris
Monday 11 February2019 - Llanelly Hill

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