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|Message||I have spoke to the daughter of Ron ELLEY (correct spelling of surname) no details of funeral yet. Other than no flowers,all donations will go to 'Support Our Para's) Chequers payable to Support Our Para's, Sent to ... Charity Secretary RHQ PARA. Merville Barracks Colchester CO2 7UT. RIP. Ron died of pneumonia.|
|Message||I have been informed Ron Ely. 3 Para 60's 70's Malta etc has passed away. Lived in Surbiton . No details yet I will let all know when I get them. RIP Ron.|
|Message||The funeral of Sandra Willetts is to be a graveside service at St Mary's Church Blidworth on Friday 14th December at 12.00hrs. Sandra will then be buried with Mick. |
PARA or PRA dress is not required.
Regards to all
|Message||SAD ABOUT SANDRA VERY NICE PERSON RIP|
|Message||It is with sadness I must inform you of the death yesterday the 3 December of Sandra Willetts wife of Sgt Mick Willetts GC.|
I will post the funeral details when I get them.
Regards to all... JJ
|Message||Through Punjab.aka james austen. The wrokwardine wanderer.|
|Message||Can Alan Winfield please get in touch.|
|Message||Message for Garry Teal|
I was on the Vickers for 6 years. I also have the 3 Training Pamphlets for the Vickers, (kept them for 60 years) We did indeed use Asbestos String to seal both end's of the barrel soaked in oil. I checked in the pamphlets just to make sure. It's there in the book.
Hope this will be of use to you.
|Message||After speaking with Anthony (Tony) Keoghan, he mentioned that they used the Vickers Machine Gun in Bahrain, and that the cord used for packing on this contained asbestos. He now duffers from mesothelioma (Asbestosis). Whether this is attributable to this weapon or not, the Vickers remained in service with the British Army until 30 March 1968. Its last operational use was in the Radfan during the Aden Emergency.|
He has asked that if anyone served during these periods and used the weapon and think they may be suffering as a result to contact him.
|Message||The booking form for the Next Reunion is now available to download in the Next Reunion page here or on the 3 Para Reunion Club on Facebook.|