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Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
I have just heard that John McDonald has passed away. Will pass on any further details in due course. RIP John.
Thursday 9 March2017 - Burton on Trent

Rene Tasker | alexcar17~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Viv and Terry Brown glad to hear you're still well. Whenever I think of Viv it's the sparkly tights that spring to mind!! It's great to remember the happy times in 216
Sunday 26 February2017 - West Sussex UK

RON HART | r~DOT~hart640~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sorry to hear about JIM another airborne brother gone R.I.P. AIRBORNE
Wednesday 8 February2017 - Geordieland

barry wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. RIP mate, Sorry will not be able to make funeral as wife away to Phiippines on 5th, so having to look after kids - stay strong.
Thursday 2 February2017 - N/A

pete bibby | peter-pambibby~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Flockhart. RIP old friend
Thursday 2 February2017 - Essex

Peter Whitehead | peter~DOT~whitehead48~AT~live~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I am so sad to hear of Jimmy Flockart's passing. He was great fun to be with and always the life and soul of any gathering. He will be missed by all who knew him. Peter
Thursday 2 February2017 - Bredon, Worcestershire

Gus Emery | kenemery~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
So sorry to hear the sad news of Jim's passing. His presence will be sadly missed especially at our reunions. RIP Brother
Thursday 2 February2017 - Hampshire

Dave Jackson | davepjackson~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Very sad to learn of Jims passing. Served with Jim in 22 Sigs in the early 80s. Spent many a chilly night on 309 only made bearable by Jims hot tea and jokes. Rest in peace Airborne Brother. Condolences to Josey and family at this sad time. Dave "Jacko"
Wednesday 1 February2017 - Aldershot

Steve Flockhart | steveflockhart~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Jim Flockhart funeral arrangements. A vigil will be held on Sunday 5th February at 4.50pm in Saint John the Evangelist, Aurs Road, Barrhead, Glasgow G78 2RW with a Funeral Mass the following day at 9.30am, thereafter to Neilston Cemetery, Glasgow. All airborne brothers, friends are respectfully invited to either or both these services.
Tuesday 31 January2017 - Scotland

Dave Finer | davefiner216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear about Jim. RIP Airborne. Saki
Tuesday 31 January2017 - Hartlepool

Dave Fox
Sorry to hear the news of Jim's passing had a few games of golf with him on reunions he accused me of being a Bandit - RIP Jim
Tuesday 31 January2017

Mick (Taff) Finn | exparasig~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing RIP airborne brother
Tuesday 31 January2017 - Wrexham

Peter Pritchard | pritch087~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy.
He was a character from the old school. He will be missed also by Celtic who he supported with a passion. R.I.P Jim
Tuesday 31 January2017 - Malta

Lynn & John Bailey | Baileylynn874~AT~aol~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing known him and Josie and the family for many years. Our thoughts are with you Josie. He was a generous man, he will be missed.
Monday 30 January2017 - Hereford

Bernie McDonough | bbgonebiking~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sad news about Jim Flockhart. We shared a room when we moved to Arnhem barracks and he taught me the ropes as I was a new boy in the squadron and years later put me in touch with OCA website.
Monday 30 January2017 - Horsham West Sussex

Joe Fairbairn | josephfairbairn~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim, we were good friend in 22 Signal Regiment and at the last 2 reunions we sat at the same table
Monday 30 January2017 - Margate

Stan Stanley | stan216~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sorry to hear about Jimmy our thoughts are with Josie and family at this sad time. Deanna and Stan
Monday 30 January2017 - Hereford

Phil Kirk | philkirk~AT~me~DOT~com
Hi Guys. George Macintosh ex 264 (SAS) Signal Squadron has asked me to post a message on anyone from Denbury who would like to attend a reunion in Brisbane 13 May 2017. I think this is aimed at ex Denbury in OZ but everyone is welcome. If your interested you can contact George on 07836 356474.
Trust everyone is well and fully recoverd from the New Year.
Monday 30 January2017 - Rustington

Wee Mac | macdonald508~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a big man in more ways than one. Our thoughts are with Josie and the family. RIP JIM
Monday 30 January2017 - Scotland

Ralph Porter | ralph~AT~porter216~DOT~fsnet~DOT~co~DOT~uk
We were on the same pre para in Ellis barracks. There was a lot of recruits but only twelve went to Maida and only six got through, Jim was one of them. He was a mate and a comrade. He helped to bankroll the Airborne Signals Association in the early days. He will be missed - rest in peace mate
Monday 30 January2017 - Swaledale

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Sorry to hear of Jim passing away RIP there are a few good lads waiting up there for you.
Monday 30 January2017 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

Rex Couch | Rexcouch~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Sorry to hear the sad news of Jim's passing. I First met Jim when he was doing his Pre Para at Ellis Bks in the early 60's. RIP Jim
Monday 30 January2017 - Birmingham

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
RIP Jim, I remember well the good times.
I can clearly remember taking over from you in the radio trailer at the Haunted House Cyprus in 1964. It was 2am freezing cold, as I climbed into the back of the trailer well P##ED Off there was a self heating can of something already Hot waiting for me and a dirty book to read. What else would you need from a mate in the middle of the night when on stag. Rest Well Good Friend. Chris
Monday 30 January2017 - Llanelly Hill

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Really sorry to hear the sad news of Jim's passing. Thoughts are with Josie and family. Jimmy & Margaret xx
Sunday 29 January2017 - Burton on Trent

Larry cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
So very sorry to hear the news of Jimmy Flockhart. Deepest sympathy to Josie and her family. R.I.P Airborne brother and top-class football coach. Larry and Anne
Sunday 29 January2017 - Aberdeenshire Scotland

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
I remember Jim from my days in the Squadron. R.I.P. Jim.
Sunday 29 January2017 - Whitley Bay

Steve Flockhart | steveflockhart~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
It is with deep regret that Josie Flockhart and family have to announce the passing of dad and fellow airborne brother Jim Flockhart. Following a courageous 44 day battle against the odds, dad passed away peacefully at 17.05 GMT 28/01/2017. RIP Dad They shall not grow old!

Mum (Josie) will update shortly on funeral arrangements
Sunday 29 January2017 - Scotland

Webmaster comments   Another sad passing - RIP Jim

ralph porter | ralph~AT~porter216~DOT~fsnet~DOT~co~DOT~uk
There has been a request from the Regiment for NOK for Joe Baker and Maj Forge has anybody got any details could you let me know by phone 01748884684
Friday 20 January2017 - swaledale

Mark Oldham | moldham62~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
It is with deep regret that I have to announce that Richard Arthur (Bill) Creswick passed away on 9th January 2017. I understand that Bill was a main instigator in forming the reunion at Caythorpe. I was privileged to have been taken to Fulbeck hall and shown around the museum when it was housed there. Bill was 99, in recent years he has not been able to get to Caythorpe for the reunion as his health stopped him getting out. His very good friend Richard Appleton, took the salute a few years ago at Caythorpe. Bill will be greatly missed. His funeral will take place at Wilford Hill crematorium, West Bridgford on Monday 30th January 2017 at 11.00 am. They shall not grow old. A gentleman and friend will be greatly missed.
Thursday 19 January2017 - Bradmore, Nottingham

Webmaster comments   Sad news once again - RIP Airborne brother.

Mark are you able to give us a brief resume of Richard's career.

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
The 50th Anniversary 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment Withdrawal from Aden November 1967

An event is proposed to be held to commemorate the above Anniversary. It will be held at Aldershot on Saturday 28 October 2017. It is planned to hold a Remembrance Service at the Garrison Church followed by a social at the Conservative Club. Further details will be available in March. All those who served in 1 PARA at the time, together with their wives/partners will be most welcome.

Thursday 19 January2017 - Worcestershire

Webmaster comments   I understand Dave Kennington is interesting in going.

Gus Hartley | gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Keith, it was such a long time ago. I know that Dick Hamilton was, but sadly he is no longer with us. I do remember doing the whole ex on foot with manpacks and attending the drumhead service near the canal for the casualties.
Saturday 14 January2017 - Darwen

Webmaster comments   Yes, Dick sent me a few notes on his experiences a while back. I guess there must have been others from the Squadron.

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Sheila Fielding - It is with regret we inform you of the death of Sheila. As OC's wife she was very supportive to many in the Squadron during her time in Aldershot.
Thursday 12 January2017 - Worcestershire

Gus Hartley | gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Keith, very interesting, I was on that jump but luckily did not get my feet wet, my MSP with Landrover and Trailer however did go into the canal, Gus
Wednesday 11 January2017 - Darwen

Webmaster comments   One of the remaining few Gus, do you recall any more from the Squadron.

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
The following snippet from The Airborne Net was forwarded by Craig Treeby and may be of interest to those that can remember Bold Guard - Kiel Canal Exercise Bold Guard. Clive Dunning (ex-Company Commander 15 PARA) intends to make a video archive of the Kiel Canal incident which occurred on Exercise Bold Guard on the 11th September 1974. The airlift from the UK comprised of 35 Hercules aircraft (C130s) carrying around 600 troops and their heavy drop vehicles. Owing to a freak temperature inversion resulting in wind shear, the winds at between 800 feet and 600 feet changed direction, causing 16 of the Parachute Regiment soldiers to land in the Canal, causing the death by drowning of 6 Paratroopers. The archive will be of peoples experiences on that fateful night and the archive will be constructed in March-April 2017. Anyone who would like to make a contribution and to tell their story should call Clive on 0141 3443358 on 07719 345124.

Monday 9 January2017 - Worcestershire

barry wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Just to wish you all a happy new year for 2017, I'm down with flu so will need some whiskey to see me though best wishes
Friday 30 December2016 - Northallerton

Wee Mac | macdonald508~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Our best wishes go to ALL 216 guys wherever you are and good luck in 2017. Ron Hart I thought you were talking about a BUS PASS ???? Awwrrabest
Saturday 24 December2016 - Bonnie Scotland

Webmaster comments   Seasons Greetings to you & Linda

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
A very Happy Christmas to all. Deb's and I will be spending it at home with Tom Moorhouse again this year. Good Luck and Good Health to all for the New Year. Chris+Debs
Saturday 24 December2016 - Llanelly Hill

Webmaster comments   Very best Wishes Chris + Debs and Young Tom.

RON HART | r~DOT~hart640~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Merry Christmas to all Airborne Brothers around the world and a special to Wee Mac for the info on the bypass, think I will be up and running again soon. All the best to you one and all
Friday 23 December2016 - Geordieland

Webmaster comments   Good to hear from you Ron, sounds as though the operation was a success. See you in 2018.

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
Wishing everybody a Happy Xmas and a healthy 2017. Viv and I still kicking!
Thursday 22 December2016 - Whitley Bay

Webmaster comments   Good to hear from you Terry - Seasons Greeting to you and Viv - It would be good to see you in 2018.

Norman Norrie Horton | norman~DOT~horton3~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Haven't been on the site for a few weeks. It seems too many have done their last lob into the sky. God bless them all and RIP Airborne bros. I remember Barossa Bks, bloody cold did Pre para there, kicked around by Paddy Kelly and Jack Turner in 58. Joe Doonan was SSM! Good old days. Haha. Anyway Mavis and I wish you all a great Christmas and HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.
Thursday 22 December2016 - Darlington

Webmaster comments   Hello Norrie, was Les Lawbuary around in those days.

Stan Stanley | stan216~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Deanna and Stan wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Our thoughts are with everyone that has lost a loved one in 2016. Looking forward to meeting up again in 2018.
Monday 19 December2016 - Hereford

Dave Jackson | davepjackson~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful new year. A time to reflect on our friends and family that are no longer with us but leave us all with fond and happy memories. Very best wishes to you all. Dave. "Jacko"
Monday 19 December2016 - Aldershot

Webmaster comments   Thanks Dave - remember that Moorhen...

Ralph porter | Ralph~AT~porter216~DOT~fsnet~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Dave Fox and I would like to add our condolences to Carol and family so sorry to hear of the loss of Jess
Thursday 15 December2016 - Caribbean

Byron Cox | byron~DOT~cox53~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Just wondered if anyone served with my father in Amman in 1958 his name is the same as mine but he was called Mick Cox from Grimsby,he is still alive but has Alzheimer's know have a few pictures of him in Jordan /Middle East if anyone know him, thanks
Wednesday 14 December2016 - Grimsby

Nic Nicol | nicnicolnms~AT~aol~DOT~com
Am ashamed to say I missed Jess's funeral. A great guy and someone I enjoyed working with enormously in Hereford, with the HAC and in 9 Signal Regiment. Sincere condolences to Carol and Dan from me and my son Mark. Very fondly remembered.
Tuesday 13 December2016

Phil Kirk | philkirk~AT~me~DOT~co
Just to add to what Pete said. Dave Vaughan Ken Kay myself and others represented 216 at the Funeral. So the Squadron we well represented. Also some more recent members of the Squadron attended So all in all a good turn out. As Pete said the chapel was overflowing out of the door. Jess would have been pleased with the send off.
Sunday 11 December2016 - Rustington

Peter Whitehead | peter~DOT~whitehead48~AT~live~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I'm just back from Hereford having attended Jess Harper's funeral. It was good to see so many there and having spoken to Carol and Dan they were very touched by the sheer number who attended. 22 SAS were predictably very well represented and Gordon Mather & Danny West, both late Corps members, recited the Regiment's Prayer & Collect; very moving. It was a fitting send off for a really good soldier and friend.
Friday 9 December2016 - Bredon, Worcestershire

barry wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Well friends, another special guy has gone to stand at the bar in the sky,My best wishes to Jess's family, he will have to get first round in up there, and put some money behind bar for rest of us that follow, see you soon mate
Friday 9 December2016 - Home, N.Yorks

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
I knew Jess before I left in 1969. Rest in Peace Jess.
Sunday 4 December2016 - Whitley Bay

Mick Granitza | m216granitza~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
More sad news. I new Jess briefly when I joined the Sqn and then when I took over the post of RSM from him. The most casual but informative handover. RIP brother.
Saturday 3 December2016 - Scotland

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