Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:50 pm

so sorry to here this. I was proud to be your Gunner back in Herford and to have served with you when you was QM in Muenster and proud to have known you as a friend since then. Lets have a great reunion in Blackpool next year.
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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby pirate1gaz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Sad News DRAC my heart goes out to you and your Family I am proud to have Served with you, enjoy the time you have left Sir

Yours always

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby trooper186 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:07 pm

DRAC Im sadden and sorry to hear your news I knew you as a strong and determined man and know your a fighter Sir All the best for you and your Family Cheers HUSSAR
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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby JOHN S LOINES » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:12 pm

Hi Brian , Kath and are gutted at this news , Our thoughts are with you and your family .See you at the next reunion. John and Kath

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby regfurlong » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:31 pm

So sorry to hear the sad news, having served with you, I have always had a great respect fore you,and I know you will face the future with the courage you have always shown.I'm sure you will be greatly missed by all who have known you.

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby grumpygrandad » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:43 pm

Drac,I was so sad to hear this news as only two years ago I met you again after an absence of over thirty years I only hope that when my time comes I shall have the bravery and fortitude that you show in your correspondence .I salute you old friend and I say that with a slight lump in my throat!!

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Postby fatcat » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:48 pm

You were my Troop Sergeant in SHQ Troop when I joined the Regiment and I will always remember Tracker Walsh and myself going to your House for Sunday dinner fond memories, so it is very sad to hear you have been told you have this terrible illness.
Our thoughts to you and your Family.
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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby Baggers » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:58 pm

Gutted, from JLR, through Herford, Warminster and Hohne I have never known a better leader of men. You and your family are in my prayers.

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby j kerwin » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:15 pm

Last served with you in SHQ troop in Cyprus, a true Hawk. So sorry to hear this very sad news.Stay strong Brian.
God bless you Drac.
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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby DAVE D » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:20 pm

So sorry to hear this news.Our thoughts and prayers are with you,Denny and all your family at this time.
Dave and Margaret.

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby John Coleman » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:44 pm

God Bless You DRAC you are a true Hussar

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby Hawk195 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Brian what can I say, I thought you would go on forever. I am sure that Denny and your family are strong enough to pass through this strongly, and will receive all the help that the committee can give.

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby richardsprint » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:41 pm

Absoutely devistated by your announcement Brian . Fight hard M8, and to Denny and family , although, is going to be very hard for you all ,stay strong .
Looking to find Peter Garbutts contact details,He is Godfather to my eldest daughter,Tushla-mai.She would like to make contact with him. And is about time that I made the effort to contact my old comrades,anyone know any info on my gunner Larry Hamblim?

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Re: Forthcoming departure of another Hussar

Postby Paul Axle Foley » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:53 pm

Drac you were my QM(T) for my first couple of years in the regt (1989/91).
When you phoned down ( from your office ), I used to hold the phone away from my head " Right Laaaaa .............................. and simply listen to your instructions via your voice booming and echoing down the stair case .
And Denny was always such a lovely woman ( sincere and caring ).
You always stunned us when when you could rhyme off so many part numbers straight from the top of your head !! What a GREAT guy !
Sir, you embody the true greatness of what it means to be a true Hussar.
So much respect for you.
Your family's loss shall also be the regiment's loss.
All the very best to yourself and your family.

Hussar !

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Postby shotgun » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:54 pm

well that came as a shock, thought youd live forever, my 1st ssm in the XHX eara of 1980 , tought me a awful lot, but something I will always remember and still stick with is don't tell others to do things you wouldn't do yourself..nothing I can say will change a thing , just make the most of your family...... and have a brilliant xmas..... all the very best to all the family brian( that's a first)..

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