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Dave Jackson | davepjackson~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Very sad to hear Roy Koto has passed away. Knew Roy as a very gentle guy with a passion for wood carving. Rest in peace airborne brother.
Thursday 10 November2016 - Aldershot

Tambua | macdonald508~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Really sorry to hear of Koroy Lepani Kotos death, Big gentle Guy. Mothe
Thursday 10 November2016 - Scotland

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
R.I.P. Roy. You were a good neighbour in Willems Park. Always remember the boomerangs!
Thursday 10 November2016 - Whitley Bay

Dave Finer | davefiner216~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Sad to hear of Roy Koto's passing.Remember him as a gentle happy go lucky soul.RIP Roy, Saki
Thursday 10 November2016 - Hartlepool

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Sorry to hear of Roy's passing RIP mate there will be plenty of old comrades to greet you up there.
Thursday 10 November2016 - Tyne & Wear

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~ hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sorry to hear of Roy's demise - I bumped into him in Newcastle many years ago. RIP
Thursday 10 November2016 - Pateley Bridge

Gus Hartley | gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Very sad to hear of the death of Roy Koto, a good man who will be greatly missed, Gus
Thursday 10 November2016 - Darwen

Ray Duffy | ray~DOT~duffy1~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Just heard of the sad passing of Roy Koto who has been suffering from Dementia for some time. RIP Roy.
Thursday 10 November2016 - York

Webmaster comments   Another sad loss - RIP Roy

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Sorry to hear of John's passing. RIP airborne brother. Please note that, whilst we are not doing anything official this year, myself and Margaret will be attending the NMA on Sunday to pay our respects at our 216 tree. If any 216 folk are there I am sure we can get a nice lunch at Branston if required.
Tuesday 8 November2016 - Burton on Trent

Ray Duffy | ray~DOT~duffy1~AT~ntlworld~DOT~clom
Sorry to hear the sad news about John. RIP.
Monday 7 November2016 - York

Dave Jackson | davepjackson~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Very sad to hear that John has passed away. john help me a lot when I first came to the squadron. I next met John whilst serving in Germany and finally at one of our reunions at Scotch corner. Rest in peace airborn brother.
Sunday 6 November2016 - Aldershot

Peter Whitehead | peter~DOT~whitehead48~AT~live~DOT~co~DOT~uk
So sad to hear of John McDonald's passing. I knew him in the Sqn and served with him again at Blandford during my final tour. John was a really good friend to me as the School's Budget Manager and I know will be missed by the many who knew him. RIP.
Thursday 3 November2016 - Bredon, Worcestershire

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
RIP John
Thursday 3 November2016 - Llanelly Hill

Terry Brown | terryvivbrown~AT~virginmedia~DOT~com
I remember him. R.I.P. John.
Wednesday 2 November2016 - Whitley Bay

Alan Hogg | alan~DOT~ hogg2~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Rest in Peace John
Wednesday 2 November2016 - Pateley Bridge

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Can't picture him but must have come across him at Ellis Barracks at sometime.RIP
Wednesday 2 November2016 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

wee mac | macdonald508~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sad news, knew him well in Ellis and indeed later. Our thoughts are with his family
Wednesday 2 November2016 - Scotland

Bob Mills | bobsuemills~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
I understand that Lt Col John McDonald passed away. I Think in September. It is reported in the RSA obituaries. We all remember him in 216 as a tech Cpl in the 60s. A good airborne soldier and a fine friend to many.
Tuesday 1 November2016

Webmaster comments   Sad news Bob - I remember him well. RIP John

David Austin | David~DOT~austin999~AT~yahoo~DOT~ca
My father was major james Austin COHQ coy
In sept ' 43
He passed away in ''69
If any 6th airborn/signal corps troops / old boys have knowledge of him would be greatly appreciated
Family has no history of his service ??
Monday 17 October2016 - Me, Alberta, Canada

Webmaster comments   Good Evening David, good luck with tracking your father's history. I was in Banff a couple of weeks back - great country.

Norman/Norrie Horton | norman~DOT~horton3~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Good to see "old" faces again and to meet some new ones. Another good weekend.In spite of a damp Saturday! Thank you to all those who organized everything. Looking forward to next years. Sorry I won the much coveted Pegasus. I'll let you win it next year Pinky! All the very best to one and all. Norrie and Mavis
Thursday 15 September2016 - Darlington

Phil Kirk | philkirk~AT~me~DOT~com
Not been on the site for a while. Been busy Got Married. Sad to see we have another two airborne brothers leave us. Anyone got any news about Jes Harper.
Tuesday 13 September2016 - Rustington

Bill Braniff | william~DOT~braniff~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Well, another Caythorpe reunion has come and gone and my wife Barbara (Babs) and I enjoyed it again. Weather on Saturday was not good, but this was the only part of the week-end that was not a great success. Many thanks to all concerned with the organisation, planning and implementation, Capt Lancaster and his team Including Margaret and of course the village ladies. The final luncheon on Sunday was a masterpiece. Main part as usual was meeting friends old and new. This traditional event goes from strength to strength, long may it continue.
Monday 12 September2016 - Great Yarmouth, NORFOLK

Stan stanley | Maddison135~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sorry to hear the news about Noel passing.
Saturday 10 September2016 - Hereford

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
All being well Deb's and I will be up at Caythorpe around lunchtime on Saturday.
Wednesday 7 September2016 - Llanelly Hill

Tom Whiting | tomwhiting~AT~tiscali~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Looking forward to seeing you again Ron so hope that you can make it.I'll not be there until about ten on saturday
Tuesday 6 September2016 - Surrey

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Just to confirm that we will not be doing our normal Airborne Signals get together and Lunch on Armistice Sunday at the NMA. The Wall is still currently closed and the new Visitor Centre is still "work in progress". The management is fairly confident that things may be back to normal by November but no official reopening date has been issued. Margaret and I will be there on the day and I will ensure that our tree is appropriately prepared. Hopefully we will be back to normal for 2017. Jimmy
Tuesday 6 September2016 - Burton on Trent

Webmaster comments   Thanks Jimmy, will be in touch when we return from Canada.

Norman (Norrie) Horton | norman~DOT~horton3~AT~ntlworld~DOT~com
Spoke to Ron/ Geordie today. He's still very upbeat and we have a good laugh about our ailments, better than whingeing like old women On a serious note very sad at all the recent losses of our airborne brothers. May they all RIP. Mavis and I will be at Caythorpe, God willing and drink a toast to them all
Thursday 1 September2016 - Darlington

Rex Couch | Rexcpuch~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Ron, didn't know you were working on a by pass. Hope you get it finished in time for Caythorpe as I would really like to catch up with you again. Seriously Ron take care. Best wishes from Ann too.
Thursday 1 September2016 - Birmingham

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Weston on the Green (AB Signals) Branch
Branch Code: BR3517

1 Lanshaw Croft
Clifton Moor
YO30 4XP

Home: 01904 690515
Mobile: 07768 410218

E mail: ray.duffy1@ntlworld.com

30 August 2016

Dear Comrade,

As discussed at the Barnsley Meeting in May this year, it was decided to close our Branch if in the next 28 days there were no volunteers to fill current vacancies.

Unfortunately, there were no volunteers which means our Branch must now close.

I am in the process of submitting the various forms for closure to take place. Subscriptions for 2016/17 will be taken in October and so you have to make a decision now to do one of the following:

a Reapply for membership to your local branch.
b. Join St Jamesís Branch in London.
c. Cancel your membership in writing to Legion Headquarters, London.

I regret we have missed the cut off date for transferring membership (1 Aug), hence the need to reapply for membership at your new branch.

Yours sincerely

Ray Duffy
Branch Secretary
Thursday 1 September2016 - Canada

Gus Emery | kenemery~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Good luck with the bypass Ron. Too many tabs when you were a bairn. Looks like the old crew are attending
Wednesday 31 August2016 - Hampshire

Colin Bradbury | colinbradbury~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Booked Caythorpe and hoping Lynne is well enough to make it!!
Wednesday 31 August2016 - Knaresborough, N.Yorks

RON HART | r~DOT~hart640~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
me but i am working on a byepass first so fingers crossed
Tuesday 30 August2016 - geordieland

Webmaster comments   Good Luck Ron

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Me as you know Chris.
Monday 29 August2016 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

Rex Couch | Rexcouch~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
I know of three that are going Chris, Me, Gus Emery and Pete Bibby
Monday 29 August2016 - Birmingham

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
How many are going to Caythorpe this year. Chris
Sunday 28 August2016 - Llanelly Hill

Barry Wilbor | Barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
So sorry to hear about Noel,one of the best. RI.P. mate
Friday 26 August2016 - Home, N.Yorks

Bob O'Hara | bobnmau~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sorry to Hear that Noel has passed away. RIP.
Monday 22 August2016 - Lincoln

Rick Richards | erichards1~AT~sky~DOT~com
So sorry to hear that Noel has passed away RIP Noel
Friday 19 August2016 - Tamworth

Mick Granitza | m216granitza~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear the news of yet another brother. RIP Noel
Wednesday 17 August2016 - Scotland

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Weston-on-the-Green RBL Branch - As decided on the last British Legion Branch Meeting held at the last reunion the Airborne Signals Branch will close at the end of this period (31 Aug).

Members are requested to take action as follows:

a. Transfer their membership to St James's Branch in London

b. Cancel their membership by writing to the Headquarters in London

c. Contact their bank and cancel their Direct Debit

It is important you take action before 31 Aug otherwise you may find yourself out of pocket.

We regret having to close the branch but the current Committee have held their post for the past 12 years and there are no volunteers to take over these appointments.
Monday 15 August2016 - Worcestershire

Webmaster comments   This message will also appear on our RBL page.

Dave Jackson | davepjackson~AT~btopenworld~DOT~com
Very sad news to learn of the passing of Ebie and Noel Duff. Rest in piece airborne brothers.
Monday 15 August2016 - Aldershot

Norrie Clanachan | john~DOT~clanachan~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear that Noel Duff has passed away condolences to the family, RIP airborne brother
Sunday 14 August2016 - Coleraine Northern Ireland

Gus Hartley | gushartley~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Sorry to hear of the death of Paddy Duff, he and I were on the jump where we both got badly injured, a good man - RIP
Saturday 13 August2016 - Darwen

Larry cardwell | Davidcardwell399~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Sad to have to pass on the news that Noel paddy Duff has passed away. R.I.P. Noel. Will post an update ASAP.
Saturday 13 August2016 - Longside. Aberdeenshire,

Mick Granitza | m216granitza~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Sad news of Ebie. He and Dick had a dram or two together each week. Ebie was one of the last few of the original Airborne Warriors. RIP brother
Saturday 6 August2016 - Scotland

Peter Whitehead | peter~DOT~whitehead48~AT~live~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Jimmy, Very sad news. I noticed that he was quite frail at Dick's funeral but nonetheless a very proud man and obviously very fond of Dick. Peter
Thursday 4 August2016 - Bredon, Worcestershire

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Sad to report that our Airborne Signals buddy in Shetland died earlier this morning following infection complications. You will remember that Ebie proudly attended Dick's funeral and placed his Arnhem cap badge in Dick's coffin. RIP real airborne hero
Tuesday 2 August2016 - Burton on Trent

Simon Maylor | spearelectron-ecm~AT~yahoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Looking for Billy Jones [still], one time 216, later 264, Billy was from Liverpool, need to get int touch, have been looking for him for 10 years or so. Last see early 80s, have somthing I need to get to him.
Monday 25 July2016 - see above

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Had a great meet up with Tom Morell his wife,Roger Burrow and Saki Finer.
Sunday 24 July2016 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
In view of the response and the fact that the NMA is undergoing a major redevelopment, I am suggesting that we do not do the usual this year. Marg & I will obviously attend on the day to pay due respect to comrades. Appreciate any thoughts
Wednesday 20 July2016 - Burton

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