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|Message||Just to let you know that the website has been updated for next years reunion, names have been added in the In Memorium page and photo's of the 2018 reunion added. For more photo's of the event please visit the 3 Para Reunion Club site on Facebook.|
|Message||Another cracking reunion. A big thank you to all the committee members.|
I just wanted to say many thanks for a great evening at the 24th Annual Dinner in Blackpool last night, it was great to see the veterans of the Battalion and the Regiment together having a beer and listening to the stories that have made our Regiment what it is today.
Thanks again for a great evening and all the best from all the members of the Battalion, we look forward to the 25th anniversary which Im sure will be even better than last night.
|Message||Well it is that time of year again when veterans of 3para get together for their annual reunion. Unfortunately this year I will not be able to celebrate with you but I wish you all a very enjoyable weekend and look forward to meeting up with you again in 2019.|
Regards Brian Wall🍷
|Message||Some further details on La McNally's funeral:|
Graham is to be buried at The Sacred Heart Church, Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3BP at 1130hrs, Thursday 15th March 2018.
Family flowers only please, with any donations going to the Army Benevolent Fund.
Sadly due to adverse ground conditions there can only be family at the graveside.
The Wake, to whom all are invited for buffet and drinks, will be 1 mile from the church at The Arion Pub, Kenilworth Road, Ainsdale, Southport. PR8 3PH.
If you are going to attend please let Gary Sturge know.
On behalf of the Club can I pass on our condolences to Lynne and the family.
|Message||Good evening all just had this message from Lynne McNally about Graham’s funeral:|
George Graham’s funeral will be on the Thursday 15th March at Scared Heart RC Church, Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 3BP could this go on the reunion site and the ABF SITE ? Sorry to bother you but I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing, nothing new there xx Will confirm time shortly 😘 GDD
Time: 11.30 if your Branch has a standard please bring it along with you.
|Message||As George Duffus has posted what a great shame about La McNally. Good man and soldier who was a staunch member of the Regiment and Club and bore his illness with dignity and fortitude. He and Lynne had booked for the Reunion and they will be greatly missed.|
|Message||I have just come off the phone from speaking to Lynne McNally who gave me the sad news that regretfully I have to inform you of the sad death of Graham La McNally passed away this morning in hospital from pneumonia. Graham had been suffering from cancer and handle this with sheer guts and dignity as the man he was. But regretfully it was a battle he knew he could not win. Graham served with the 3rd Battalion and was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 2nd Battalion ending his career in the Army as a Senior Welfare office in Colchester. Graham was easy going and I spent many great times with him by his side. Graham was so proud when he achieved his rank off WO1 and becoming an RSM in the Regiment he loved. He was a true and professional Airborne Soldier who will be sadly missed by all who knew and came into contact with him. We all pass on our sincere condolences love and thoughts are with Lynne and the family who were with and by Lynne’s side God Bless La Rest in Peace another gone well before his time God Bless thinking of you in your sadness 🙏 The Duffus family|
|Message||Wishing all ex 3 para happy landings.rich horne.ex b coy/sigs.|
|Message||well well well Mr Freeman where have you been for the last 40 years or so, . Brian try to get to the 3 Para reunion this March , lots of guys would love to see you. take care Mick B|