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Peter Whitehead | peterwhitehead403~AT~gmail~DOT~com
I attended Bobís funeral yesterday at Yeovil. There were a few of us there but this was far outweighed by his civilian and golfing friends. Nonetheless he left us in good form and he will be fondly remembered by all who served with him.
Thursday 21 September2023 - Bredon, Worcestershire

Webmaster comments   Thank you Peter

Ralph Porter | ralph~DOT~porter~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org~DOT~uk
Both were offered but refused by family.
Wednesday 13 September2023

Webmaster comments   Hi Chris, I think this must be your answer.

CHRIS WHITE | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Has any steps been taken to get the Squadron Standard down to Yeovil for Bob Mills funeral. Chris
Monday 11 September2023 - Bournemouth

Craig Treeby | craig~DOT~treeby001~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Very sad news, Bob was running the Battery shop when I first joined the squadron, he was an excellent soldier and had a distinguished career.
In passing, today is the 49th anniversary of the Kiel Canal disaster.
Monday 11 September2023 - Essex

Webmaster comments   Where has all that time gone!

Ralph Porter | ralph~DOT~porter~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org~DOT~uk
Bob Mill's funeral is to be held on the 20th of September 2023 at 1400 hrs Yeovil crematorium BA20 2EJ. The wake will be held at the Quick Silver Mail, 168 Hendford Hill, Yeovil BA20 2RG blazers and medals if you wish.
Monday 11 September2023 - uk

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
So sorry to hear about Bob's demise, a good man. RIP Bob
Sunday 10 September2023 - Pateley Bridge

Ralph Porter | ralph~DOT~porter~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org~DOT~uk
Further details of Bob Mills funeral, its going to be held on the 19th or the 20th of September either Weymouth or Yeovil further details to follow.
Thursday 7 September2023 - uk

Peter Whitehead | peterwhitehead403~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Bob was my first Cpl when I joined the Squadron in July 1966. He was a true mentor and a fine man who will be missed by the many who knew him. RIP Bob.
Tuesday 5 September2023 - Bredon, Worcestershire

Gus Emery | kenemery~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. A great guy and an Aldershot man through and through.
Tuesday 5 September2023 - Hampshire

Gus Hartley | Gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Very sorry to hear this sad news, condolences to the family RIP
Monday 4 September2023 - Darwen

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Unfortunately I have to report the death of Bon Mills at 0100 today - no further details as yet. RIP Bob
Friday 1 September2023 - Dunoon

Webmaster comments   Sad news once again. R.I.P Bob you were a good friend and a nice guy - condolences to your family. KW

CHRIS WHITE | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Monday 21 August2023 - Bournemouth

Jake Wade | robertwade16~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
I recently submitted my Service details to the Parachute and Airborne Forces Site. I now need Two current Members to Sponsor Me. Any takers? Thanks in advance
Friday 18 August2023 - The Black Country

Webmaster comments   Jake, let me know if I can help.

Catherine | c~DOT~pricey~AT~live~DOT~co~DOT~uk
My Dad recently passed away and I am trying to track down anyone who may have crossed paths with his whilst he served. I apologise as I don't have a great deal of knowledge regarding where he was based. His name was Francis Joseph Price. I believe he was around 18 when he served and it will have been around 1958 -1960 possible. He was from Tow Law, County Durham, England. I would love to hear any stories about him or know if I could access any photos. My email address is c.pricey@live.co.uk if anyone has any information or advice where I could inquire further. Thanks
Friday 11 August2023 - England

Webmaster comments   Any of you old guys know of a Francis Joseph Price

CHRIS WHITE | Chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I will be attending the Caythorpe weekend as I have done for many years. The numbers of our generation attending have been falling each year. Last year the dinner was not well supported. Letís all try and do our best to attend and support the Caythorpe weekend as it has a very special place in our history. CHRIS
Thursday 10 August2023 - Bournemouth

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
2024 Reunion Letter - Please see following link to our reunion letter/return


Just copy and paste or go to Our Letters page.

Saturday 5 August2023 - Worcs

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Hi all,
I am now living in Scotland and therefore not as handy to organise our wee get together at the NMA in November (Armistice Sunday). Can you please therefore indicate whether or not you are planning to attend in order that we can ask someone a bit closer to organise.
Thanks and regards.Jimmy
Tuesday 25 July2023 - Dunoon

Chris WHITE | Chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Just booked my hotel for the Caythorpe Weekend. Itís time to come up to the mark boys. Chris
Saturday 22 July2023 - Bournemouth

Gus Emery | kenemery~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Dave, so sorry to hear of your loss may she rest in peace.
Monday 17 July2023 - Hampshire

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
News Letter/Caythorpe 2023 Return

Dear All,

In our News Letters page on the website you will find the latest News Letter from the Squadron and this years Caythorpe Return. The return needs to be completed by 29th July.

You may print the return of the website, from the home page go the News then Our Newsletters. You will find the return at the top of the page, just ctrl P and you should be able to print the page.

Note the Caythorpe weekend is the 1st - 3rd September.

Wednesday 14 June2023 - Worcestershire

John ORourke | thestork1~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Pats passing.Condolences.
Friday 5 May2023 - Cyprus

Stan Stanley | stan216~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
So sorry for your loss Dave. Pat was a lovely lady so kind and friendly we will miss her. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Deanna and Stan.
Thursday 4 May2023 - Hereford

Gary Denham | garydenham1949~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sincere condolences on your loss Dave
Wednesday 3 May2023 - Devon, UK

barry wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So Sorry for you loss Dave.
Monday 1 May2023

bob howell | bobhowellcdt~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Condolences Dave on your loss
Saturday 22 April2023 - Golborn Aveue Meir Heath Stoke On Trent

Brian Earl | earlbrian933~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Keith had my veterans badge for a few years now I thought most people knew about it.
Friday 21 April2023

Webmaster comments   I guess it depends on who you know! Take Care Brian.

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Veterans Badge - It seems us old guys are entitled to a Veterans Badge. Please see link below.


You may need to cut and paste.
Wednesday 19 April2023 - Worcs

Dave jackson | davejackson216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
So sorry for your loss Dave. Rest In Peace Pat. Sincere condolences you and your family Dave
Tuesday 18 April2023 - Aldershot

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sincere condolences Dave
Tuesday 18 April2023 - Pateley Bridge

bob O'Hara | bobnmau~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Pat's passing, a lovely lady who will be missed by many. Regards to Dave.
Monday 17 April2023 - Lincoln

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
It is with much sadness that I have to announce the passing of Pat Fox, loving wife to Dave. Pat passed on Saturday after a hard fought battle. Our Airborne thoughts and prayers are with Dave and family. Further details when Dave is ready. Jimmy
Monday 17 April2023 - Dunoon

Webmaster comments   So sorry to hear this Dave, our condolences Mary + Keith

Noddy irwin | tonymidge~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
So sorry to hear about Paddy Barr my sincere condolences go to all his family. A smashing man and he will be missed. RIP
Paddy old mate.
Thursday 13 April2023 - Southport

Webmaster comments   Good to hear from you Noddy, hope you are keeping well!

Barrie(Freddy)Mills | barrie423~AT~icloud~DOT~com
So sad to hear of Paddy Barrs passing We joined the squadron around the same time MT TROOP. I have many happy memories. RIP Brother
Monday 20 March2023 - UK

Barry Wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Just to say it was so great to see some of the oldies & younger ones at Rick's funeral. You did him proud - God Bless.
Monday 20 March2023 - N.Yorks

Webmaster comments   Well said Barry, it was a very moving occasion.

Tom Whiting | tomwhiting~AT~tiscali~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I have just heard from Fred (Paddy) Barr's wife that he passed away on the 6th March. He requested that there be no funeral but the family are going to hold a party on the 1st May to celebrate his life. I'll post the details when I get them. Yolande his wife has said anyone who knew him would be welcome
Fred and I did P Company together and after leaving the service never met again until the 2006 reunion, and have kept in touch ever since.
RIP Mate
Monday 13 March2023 - Croydon

Webmaster comments   Another sad loss - RIP Fred (Paddy)

Dougie Craig | dougiecraig216~AT~live~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I intend to stay in Tamworth on the 15 March after the funeral, but if anyone requires accommodation the night before or after I am happy to put you up, I'm about 40mins away from Tamworth let me know, Dougie
Sunday 5 March2023 - ST15 8PZ

Dave Iackson | davejackson216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Very sad to learn of Davidís passing. R. I. P. Airborne brother. Condolences to Davidís family and friends. AB
Sunday 5 March2023 - Aldershot

Keith Weller for Craig Treeby | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
David Harris - We now have confirmation of the death of David Harris. David died on the 29th January after a long illness.

R.I.P David
Thursday 23 February2023 - Worcestershire

Keith Weller for John Aspinall | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Ricky Richards funeral arrangements (update):

1400hrs, Wednesday, 15 March, 2023.
St Georges Church, Bamford Street. Tamworth, Staffs. B77 2AT

1500hrs Mourners to the Wake at:

Wilnecote Club, Hockley Road, Tamworth. B77 2RJ, large car park at rear.

Family only will accompany Ricky to the Crematorium after the Church Service and meet up with everybody after.

Monday 20 February2023 - Worcestershire

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
RIP Ricky, I recall good days training in NI. You were addicted to lime juice as I recall
Wednesday 15 February2023 - Pateley Bridge

Bernard Thomas | bernardthomas~AT~blueyonder~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Very sorry, to hear of Ricís passing. Really good lineman, great at boxing, very fit and friendly guy. He will be sorely missed. RIP Eric.
Tuesday 14 February2023

Ralph Porter | ralph~DOT~porter~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org~DOT~uk
Eric (Ricky) Richards funeral is as follows - St Georges Church, Bamford Street, Tamworth B77 2AT. On Wednesday 15th March at 1400hrs. Details of the wake will be covered on the service sheet.
Monday 13 February2023 - UK

Gary Denham | garydenham1949~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Very very sad to learn of Ricky's passing . a gem of a man . a great friend to everyone that knew him with a wonderful way and a subtle sense of humour. Sincere condolences to Ricky's family . he will be truly missed.
Sunday 12 February2023 - Devon, UK

John Thompson | John~AT~Airborneit~DOT~co~DOT~uk
So sad to hear the sad news of Ricky! Condolences go out to Marie and the family. Another of us from the Sqn in the 70's.
Thursday 9 February2023 - Catterick

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
As you will know Eric (Ricky) Richards passed away on 30th Jan after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a real airborne stalwart and tried very hard to support all of our reunions, armistice etc. He will be sorely missed by us all. I am in touch with John Aspinall who will pass all funeral details when available which I will place on this and other means.
On another matter I have been informed that Dave Harris has also passed after a battle with a brain tumor - no other details as yet and no confirmation. As you may know Dave lived in the British Virgin Islands and is married to Robbie Laing's daughter. More to follow when information becomes available. Take care.
Saturday 4 February2023 - Burton on Trent

Stan Stanley | stan216~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
So sorry to hear the sad news about Ricky smashing guy. Our thoughts are with his family.
Thursday 2 February2023 - Hereford

John & Lynn Bailey | Baileylynn874~AT~aol~DOT~com
So sorry to hear this sad news condolences and warmest wishes to Marie & his family.
R.I.P. Ricky.
Monday 30 January2023 - Pembrokeshire

Ralph Porter | ralph~DOT~porter~AT~216parasigs~DOT~org~DOT~uk
More bad news, Eric Richards passed away this morning he always supported the Reunions and Caythorpe and he will be sadly missed. Details of the funeral will appear on this site shortly.
Sunday 29 January2023 - uk

Webmaster comments   So sad, Ricky was a nice guy and will be sadly missed, condolences to Marie and family. May you R.I.P Ricky.

barry wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Happy new year to one and all, I have just been informed of Ian's wife Jess, had died. Funeral 25th Jan. I have no transport so unless someone going in my area can give me a lift will have to miss it?
Thursday 19 January2023

Webmaster comments   Can anyone help Barry.

Geoff Guy | geoffguy~DOT~gg~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Myself and Sue would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.Tek care.
Sunday 25 December2022 - Bradford

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