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Message Number: 2251 - Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:15:55 EST
[IP = 90.254.181.87] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Michael Hutton
Service Number:  RMBX2638
Instrument/s:  Euph & Cello
Comments:

Thanks Mike for the sad info about Terry, please give him my best wishes next time you see him and Beryl of course.

It is sad to see and hear about the 'Old & Bold' in decline, but there are lots of us in our late 70s and 80s still treading the boards so to speak so I suppose we should be thankful we are able to keep in touch with some who are less able.

Ray Woodfield rang me the other day to ask if I was going to the reunion and I said I would be. He seemed quite concerned that last year he didnt seem to know many people! So if he does turn up this year I hope those of you who do know him or perhaps know of him will get him in a corner and bash his ears.

The RMA Concert Band are performing in Guildford Cathedral this coming Sunday (I'm no longer a member) but it does remind me of a gig I did there in 1968 when B/M of the Staff Band which was Sir Viv's finale when we made a rather memorable recording. Sadly I havent been given an invite....Anyway if you're in the area why not pop in to see and hear if they are any good......See you at the reunion....Michael.

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Message Number: 2250 - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 05:06:57 EST
[IP = 86.128.175.161] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Tellick
Service Number:  RMB 3512
Hometown:  Sittingbourne
Instrument/s:  Solo Clarinet
Comments:

Terry Parker,

I visited Terry on Monday and found him in a confused state. He greeted me wit the customary " Hello Royal" but that is about as far as the conversation went. He told me that he had been decorating upstairs and needed to get back to finish the job!!

Bill Hartland sent him a card which i read to him, a few minutes later Beryl arrived and asked who the card was from, Terry didnt know. Thanks Bill for keeping in touch.

So, to sum up, Terry is not is a good place mentally which is very sad for someone has been the life and soul of the party for many years here in Sittingbourne. Both he and Beryl have been staunch members of the Lions organisation over the last 40 or so years.

I can remember being ambushed by Terry and his bucket when collecting around Christmas outside of the local Sainsbury's on more than one occasion, always with a smile, how could you not donate?

Anyway, I will call in again tomorrow to see the old soldier.

Mike

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Message Number: 2249 - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 05:03:37 EST
[IP = 81.158.213.77] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Willi Watson
Service Number:  RMB 3599
Hometown:  Dersingham, Norfolk
Instrument/s:  Horn
Comments:

HMS CENTAUR & FRIENDS GET-TOGETHER at THE PLOUGH, RIPPLE on 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017

Starting from noon onwards with a barbecue lunch available at Hugh the Chef's price of £5.00.

Ex-PDM Lt Col Graham Hoskins will be saying a few words to us, as will our special guest Lt Col Nick Grace, the retiring PDM, who will attend together with his wife, giving us a chance to say "Goodbye and good luck for the future".

There will be 9 Old Centaurians (possibly 10) attending ... some 25 FRIENDS ... and at least 15 WAGS ... so we may even reach an accumulated 50 , making for a most happy occasion whatever the final attendance.

If any other retired Bandies would like to attend this gathering, please let me know ... the more, the merrier!

I look forward to seeing everyone (Dickie?) on the day.

Best wishes,

Willi.

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Message Number: 2248 - Sunday, September 3, 2017 15:21:28 EST
[IP = 94.1.40.74] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  David Tremaine
Service Number:  RMB 3928
Hometown:  Buckingham
Instrument/s:  Bass Trombone
Comments:

Sorry to read of the passing of Andy Brodie. Andy was a smashing bloke and has been taken from us far too early.

My condolences to Mike and the familes.

Dave Tremaine

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Message Number: 2247 - Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:16:46 EST
[IP = 80.189.49.254] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Terry Freestone
Service Number:  RMB/X2505
Hometown:  Barham
Instrument/s:  Solo Cornet
Comments:

Sad news today that Ann Neville, wife of former PDM Lt Col Paul Neville, died Thursday 31 August in her sleep at her nursing home in Timperley Cheshire. She had been in the home for some years due to her increasing degeneration through dementia and associated problems. Paul & Ann met while the School was at Burford in the late 40s and were married soon after. Ann always supported her husband as he progressed through the ranks to his commission in May 1957 and later when he succeeded Vivian Dunn as PDM in 1968, retiring ten years later. Paul himself is in variable health and will be 89 next month. All who knew him will hold him in their thoughts at this time of sadness.

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Message Number: 2246 - Saturday, September 2, 2017 03:16:46 EST
[IP = 86.190.216.11] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Tellick
Service Number:  RMB 3512
Hometown:  Sittingbourne
Instrument/s:  Solo Clarinet
Comments:

Hi folks,

Yesterday I visited Terry Parker who has been transferred to the Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital having spent nearly five weeks in the Medway Maritime.He is receiving paliative care here and of course it is much easier for Beryl to visit him as it is quite a trek to Chatham.

Terry is very confused but still able to converse with people, but does tend to wander "off piste" sometimes. I spent half an hour with him and Beryl and he smiled when I told him the Colonel Vivian was looking down on him and asking "Parker, where is the music"!!!

He still remembers his old friends from Staff Band days, so if anyone would like to send him a message he is in KESTRAL WARD, SITTINGBOURNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, SITTINGBOURNE, ME10 4XX. Terry would be chuffed to think that people from our great band family still remember and care for one of our own.

see ya in Pompey in October.

Mike

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Message Number: 2245 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 15:04:04 EST
[IP = 31.94.20.190] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Andrew Seddon
Service Number:  PO33327P
Hometown:  Wakefield
Instrument/s:  Bugler
Comments:

Hi everyone just a note to say hello from sunny Wakefield..

Andy Seddon

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Message Number: 2244 - Friday, August 25, 2017 12:05:18 EST
[IP = 81.155.100.135] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Brodie
Service Number:  PO33236W
Hometown:  Dover
Instrument/s:  Clarinet & Violin
Comments:

It is with deep regret I wish to inform you that Andrew (Andy) Brodie passed away last Wednesday after a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. His funeral will be next Thursday 31st August, 11:15pm at Orwell Church, Ba' Hill, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9YU.

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Message Number: 2243 - Friday, August 18, 2017 04:22:40 EST
[IP = 82.22.56.214] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Claire Williamson
Hometown:  Norwich, Norfolk
Comments:

After visiting this page after many a year was sad to hear of the passing of both Max and his wife Kath. My Father Bill "Goofy" Williamson X2334, and Max were good friends during their service together. I have in fact one of Max's shoe brushes on my computer desk! May all both RIP xx

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Message Number: 2242 - Monday, August 14, 2017 12:33:17 EST
[IP = 86.24.12.85] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Peter Law
Service Number:  rm25009
Hometown:  Wolverhampton and many afterwards
Instrument/s:  All of them? If, I had practised.
Comments:

Thankyou for the news that Kath Beare had now joined Maxie for an eternity together. Love to Bev and Julie and families and have a good send off for your mom.

Pete Law, known to the girls as Mini Sticks.

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