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Phil Kirk | philkirk~AT~me~DOT~com
One of the nicest guys you could ever meet. RIP Ray after your long illness. I am hoping to come and see you off but I have a cancer review that day. I will do my best to get there old friend.
Thursday 25 May2017 - Rustington

Bob O'Hara | bobnmau~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Rest in peace now Ray, the MT was a great training ground to me and others. He took over our first quarter on Napier Square in North Camp. Some great years together. RIP OLD FRIEND. Bob & Maureen
Wednesday 24 May2017 - Lincoln

Ricky Richardson | george291~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Never a dull moment when Ray was around, he will be missed greatly by all of us who were lucky enough to have served alongside him. RIP
Wednesday 24 May2017 - Peterborough

Larry cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hello again Airborne Brothers, ref Ray's funeral. Red beret and medals would be order of the day. I think there will be a strong contingent from T.A. Signals. Hope I haven't forgotten anything. Slainte from the Cardwell family.
Wednesday 24 May2017 - Longside Aberdeenshire

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Larry and Family, Margaret and I were very saddened to hear the news of Ray's passing. I will always remember the time in '66 when we were on exercise in NI and Ray invited all 6 of us to your home in Crumlin for the evening. We were of course looked after like royalty as you would expect from the Cardwells. I also remember fondly when Ray used to turn up at Watchfield or Hullavington to 'Check' a load that we had rigged. He used to say things like "I wouldn't throw this out of the Naafi never mind an aircraft". Happy happy days. He will be sorely missed by all who new him. RIP Airborne buddy
Wednesday 24 May2017 - Burton on Trent

Billy Adam | wadam662~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
RIP Ray. Condolences to you and your family Larry.
Tuesday 23 May2017 - Filey, North Yorkshire

Dave Fox | ddf216~AT~aol~DOT~com
So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I was in Barnsley with Ray Duffy and Ralph Porter at the time many pints were drunk in his memory! RIP old friend. See you on the 2nd.
Tuesday 23 May2017

Mick (Taff) Finn | exparasig~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
So sorry to hear about Ray a true airborne brother My thoughts are with all the family RIP Ray
Tuesday 23 May2017 - Wrexham

John & Anne duffy | Annejohnduffy~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Rip ray- it was a pleasure to have known and served with you-our thoughts are with all the family at this sad time.
Tuesday 23 May2017 - Clacton-on-sea

Larry Cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi guys, the Cardwell family would like to thank you all for the very touching comments about our brother Ray. Just got details of funeral service. It will take place in Bridgewater at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on 2nd June at 12 O Clock and onto cemetery for 1 0 Clock. Afterwards Coffee, tea food and drinks will be served in the Tudor hotel in Bridgewater. All are welcome. And my family are looking forward to meet the many fine Men and Women our brother served with. God Bless you all at this sad time. Only family flowers, but donations are welcome for Help the Heroes and the Dementia foundation.
Monday 22 May2017 - Longside Aberdeenshire

Alex Wilson | agw216~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
sleep well Ray,you will be sadly missed by so many of your friends and family,my thoughts are with you all.
Monday 22 May2017 - Leicester

Wee Mac | macdonald508~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
RIP Ray I will always remember your strong Irish brogue in Elles Barracks
Sunday 21 May2017 - Scotland

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
RIP Ray. Chris and Deb's
Sunday 21 May2017 - Llanelly Hill

Billy Haslam | billhaslam~AT~yahoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Sleep well Ray, you brought a smile to everyone that met you.
Condolences to Larry and all of his family.
Sunday 21 May2017 - Northampton

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Sorry to hear of Ray's passing RIP you will meet up with some very good friends at the final DZ.
Sunday 21 May2017 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

Stan Stanley & Deanna Maddison | Stan216~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sorry so sad Larry & family Ray may be gone but he won't be forgotten our thoughts are with you all
Saturday 20 May2017 - Hereford

Dave Finer | davefiner216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
RIP Ray.Sincere Condolences to you and all your family Larry. Saki
Saturday 20 May2017 - Hartlepool

Pete Bibby | peter-pambibby~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sad to hear of Rays passing,he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.RIP
Saturday 20 May2017 - essex

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
Rest in Peace Paddy.
Saturday 20 May2017 - Whitley Bay

IAN KENDALL | iankendall~AT~sky~DOT~com
Sincere condolences Larry Donna and family.Stand down Ray your stint is over.RIP mate
Saturday 20 May2017

Sid James | garybirgit~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Larry and family my sincere condolences of the passing of Ray. Thank you for letting me share some time with you all during this very difficult and emotional time. My thoughts are with you all. RIP Ray.
Saturday 20 May2017 - Cider Country

Lynn & John Bailey | Baileylynn874~AT~aol~DOT~com
Such sad news another good in gone. Sincere condolences to Lin and all of the family.
Saturday 20 May2017 - Hereford

Dave Jackson | davejackson216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Larry, my condolences to you and all your family. A sad loss , Ray will be missed greatly. An airborne warrior to the end. Rest in peace Ray. Dave (Jacko)
Saturday 20 May2017 - Aldershot

Peter Pritchard | pritch087~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So very sad to hear of the passing of Ray. One of the stalwarts of Elles Bks. Never heard a bad word said about him. He has been sadly missed for some time now at the reunions. Gone, but never forgotten. R.I.P. Paddy. You were one of the best
Saturday 20 May2017 - Malta

Eric Richards | erichards1 ~AT~sky~DOT~com
So sorry to hear that Ray is gone from us condolences to all his family RIP old friend
Friday 19 May2017 - Tamworth

Noddy Irwin | tonymidge~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Very very sorry to read your post regarding your Brother Ray. He was a smashing guy and thought very highly by all. He will be greatly missed by his para mates and beyond. The Irwin family send their sincere condolences to you, Lynn and all the family and we will be thinking of you all at this very sad time. Noddy & Midge Irwin.
Friday 19 May2017 - Southport

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi Larry, condolences to you and yours. I still have a photograph of Ray, Harry Maddison, Eric Rose and Me. RIP Ray
Friday 19 May2017 - Pateley Bridge

Dave Parker
Very impressed with all the messages of goodwill for Ray. Goes to show how much we all thought of him
Friday 19 May2017 - Halifax

Larry Cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi guys, it is with a heavy heart I report the death of our brother Ray at 3.06 pm. He fought like a lion to the end surrounded by his brothers and sisters. Lyn his wife and Ray's son Sean and Daughter were all present. Thank you for your support and best wishes. Will post funeral details asap.
Friday 19 May2017 - Taunton

Webmaster comments   Thanks Larry - so sad to hear the loss of another good man. R.I.P. Paddy

Lynn & John Bailey | Baileylynn874~AT~aol~DOT~com
Sorry to hear about Paddy a good man always made you smile. Best wishes to Paddy and Lin and the family.
Friday 19 May2017 - Hereford

Gus Hartley | gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Larry, so sorry to hear about your brother, a good man, Gus
Thursday 18 May2017 - Darwen

Larry cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Thank you all so much regarding best wishes for Ray. I am now with him willing him on with messages of support from you guys. Unfortunately he will just slip away. Met Sid James at hospital telling our sisters stories about Ray. As one sister said for the time he was here he certainly lifted the gloom. Thank you Sid. Will give you all a Sitrep as we go along. Thank you my AB,s. Best wishes to you all.
Thursday 18 May2017 - Taunton Musgrave hospital

Webmaster comments   I am glad Sid caught-up with you - take care mate.

Donna Cardwell | donnaforesters~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Thank you for all your lovely messages in relation to dad it is very much appreciated and a comfort at this time x
Thursday 18 May2017 - Bridgwater

Webmaster comments   Good to hear from you Donna, as you can see your Dad had many friends in "The Squadron" We are all thinking of you and wish we could do more.

Bernie McDonough | bbgonebiking~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Larry, very sorry to hear about Ray. We did P company together and his sense of humour certainly certainly helped during that testing period. Years later I managed to get him a copy of our course photograph.
Thursday 18 May2017 - Horsham, West Sussex

Wee Mac
Larry, Sorry to hear of Ray"s ill health Linda and my thoughts are with you
Thursday 18 May2017 - Scotland

Noddy Irwin | tonymidge~AT~yahoo~DOT~com
Hello Larry,so very sorry to hear that your big brother Ray is unwell both Midge and I met up with him in Spain some years ago and had a great day with him and Lynn Hope you and your family are well Larry and we are thinking of you all give Ray a hug from me.
Thursday 18 May2017 - Southport

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Sorry to hear about Ray lets hope he improves over time.
Thursday 18 May2017 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

John Duffy | anne&johnduffy~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear about Ray, Our thoughts are with him and all the family.
Thursday 18 May2017 - Clacton-on-sea

Rex couch | Rexcouch~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
So sorry to hear about Ray. We had some good times in the 60s. My thoughts are with you and family Larry at this sad time
Thursday 18 May2017 - Birmingham

Sid James | garybirgit~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Does anyone know what hospital in Taunton Paddy is in please. I will get there and visit.

Regards, Sid
Wednesday 17 May2017 - Cider Country

Webmaster comments   Would suggest to contact Larry - will forward his email address.

John Duffy | anne&johnduffy~AT~hotmail~DOT~com~DOT~uk
.So sorry to hear about Ray our thoughts are with him and all the family.
Wednesday 17 May2017 - U K

Dave Finer | davefiner216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear about Ray. Thoughts are with you and your family at this time Larry.Saki
Wednesday 17 May2017 - Hartlepool

Ray Duffy | ray~DOT~duffy84~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear that Ray is in hospital. Thoughts with both him and his family.
Wednesday 17 May2017 - York

Alex Wilson | agw216~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Larry,so sorry to hear about Ray,thoughts and prayers with you all.
Wednesday 17 May2017 - Leicester

Joe Fairbairn | josephfairbairn~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Larry sorry to hear about Ray, my thoughts are with you and your family
Wednesday 17 May2017 - Margate

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi Larry, thinking of Paddy
Wednesday 17 May2017 - Pateley Bridge

Dave Jackson | davejackson216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Larry, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am sure Ray knows he is surrounded by his loving family and has the whole airborne brotherhood standing with him. Very best wishes to you all. Dave (Jacko)
Wednesday 17 May2017 - Aldershot

Dave Finer | davefiner216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
God Bless Ray.Thinkng of you and your family at this time Larry. Saki
Tuesday 16 May2017 - Hartlepool

Larry Cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Hi Airborne brothers, just a short note to let you know my brother Ray(paddy)Cardwell is in Taunton hospital seeing out his final days on Gods earth. Will keep everyone informed. May God Bless him.
Tuesday 16 May2017 - Longside Aberdeenshire

Webmaster comments   Sad news Larry - our thoughts and prays are with you and the family.

Graham Alcock | ggalcock~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
My father was RSM John Alcock of the Third Battalion the Parachute Regiment. He is the man putting on his beret in the famous Suez drop photo which shows Colonel Crook walking off towards the control Tower. This claim is disputed by other sons however. But dad identified himself as this man to me in the 1980s so I am quite certain about this.I even have a chemical based sets of photos from 1956 - copies I believe that were made from a collection made by a man called Major Norman. Dad had been 2 SAS in 1944.Something at Suez affected my fathers personality to the detriment. I think he suffered from battle stress after that action. I know he saw some terrible things.
Wednesday 10 May2017 - England

Webmaster comments   Good to hear from you Graham - thank you for your contribution.

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