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Message Number: 2236 - Monday, July 17, 2017 18:24:40 EST
[IP = 81.146.16.67] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Jim Mason
Service Number:  RMBx 2353
Hometown:  Bedhampton
Instrument/s:  Solo Clarinet
Comments:

I knew Ken ( Ned ) Kelley very well, we were very close friends, and served in a number of ships together, being Solo Clarinets, we always sat on the same stand. I recall some very memorable runs ashore around the world. He was a very fine musician - one of the best.

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Message Number: 2235 - Monday, July 17, 2017 16:22:15 EST
[IP = 80.43.228.111] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  David A Mutter
Service Number:  RMB 3814
Hometown:  Canterbury
Instrument/s:  euph/cello
Comments:

After reading Michael Hutton's remarks concerning the passing of Syd Richardson, of whom I served with Whaley Band and for a few months with 3rd Cdo Brigade in Singapore, I don't think some of us understand the difficulties some of our RMB family have had to come through before they have become members of something greater, namely ourselves the Royal Marine Band Service.

Conflict and disorientation has forced our children into difficult situations in times past (and maybe present) but the wonderful thing is that we the RMBs have benefitted. Of the names mentioned in Michael's message most if not all have been good comrades without a doubt.

RIP Syd and all who went through difficult times.

I salute you all.

Regards,

David

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Message Number: 2234 - Monday, July 17, 2017 15:01:44 EST
[IP = 90.255.175.191] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Michael Hutton
Comments:

Another of our great bandsmen has left us..Syd was a TS Exmouth - later the London Nautical Training School boy where many RMBs started their musical careers along with guys like Bob Rawson, Cliff Bull, Mick Walters, Dennis Brown, Mick Rice, Greesy Wilson...many others who's names I regret I can't remember..and myself. I hope to see some of you at Syd's farewell next Monday, He was a fantastic guy and of course a great 'Trumpet Player. Regards Michael.

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Message Number: 2233 - Monday, July 17, 2017 12:12:51 EST
[IP = 95.151.9.163] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Vance griffin
Service Number:  P036844b
Hometown:  Exeter
Instrument/s:  Bugler
Comments:

Hi everyone

I know I don't contribute very much to this page but could some of the older guys help me?

So my sons football coach is married to Clare (nee Kelley)

It turns out her father was a bandsman at Pompey/yacht Singapore Malta etc his name was Ken Kelley I would love to find out a bit more about him and maybe there is someone out there that served with him he would have been in his 80's now

Thank you in anticipation

Griff

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Message Number: 2232 - Sunday, July 16, 2017 03:30:21 EST
[IP = 94.7.75.70] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  John Borrington
Service Number:  RMBX 2416
Hometown:  Dronfield
Instrument/s:  Trombone
Comments:

So sorry to hear about Syd Richardson He wa my Band Sgt in The 3Cdo Bde in Singapore 1968-70. A lovely man. My condolences to Jen his wife and Philip his son.

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Message Number: 2231 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 17:24:29 EST
[IP = 2.217.109.213] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Barry Radford
Service Number:  RMB 3507
Hometown:  Meols Wirral
Instrument/s:  Euph and Cello
Comments:

Dear Richard

Derply saddened to hear the news regarding Syd Richardson. I knew he had not been well for some time.

I have many happy memories of serving with Syd in Whale Island. A lovely lovely man. A true gentleman.

Rest in peace dear Syd. Thanks for the memories

Barry and Heather Radford


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Message Number: 2230 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 15:37:41 EST
[IP = 86.142.130.19] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Merv Durrant
Service Number:  RMB3518
Hometown:  Ropley
Instrument/s:  Clart 2nd BIke COACH Pantec
Comments:

Hi Dickie,

Have just been informed that B/Sgt Syd Richardson has passed away and his funeral is on Monday 24th July at 1215 at the Oaks Crematorium Havant.

Merv

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Message Number: 2229 - Monday, July 10, 2017 15:40:18 EST
[IP = 90.255.175.191] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Michael Hutton
Comments:

The Royal Band on Walmer Green at the Memorial Bandstand put on a magnificent concert yesterday. OK it was most of the MFM music with the memorial service at the close, but it was just the one band and they were amazing. Conducted by both Capt Ian Davis and then Col Nick Grace they put on a show second to none. It was great to meet up with some old mates and even a couple of former PDMs. What a fantastic group of great musicians we now have in the RMBS ! As Col Nick said at the opening 'The Best in the World'

best wishes to all. Michael.

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Message Number: 2228 - Monday, July 10, 2017 15:28:35 EST
[IP = 86.140.1.151] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Tellick
Service Number:  RMB 3512
Hometown:  Sittingbourne
Instrument/s:  Solo Clarinet
Comments:

Hi all,

I have been today to see Terry Parker in the Medway Hospital. My wife and I took Beryl to see him.

He is in the old Naval part of the hospital which to say the least is crowded"!!! I fully expected to see one of Nelson's crew in there!!!! Terry was very tired and to be honest both Beryl and I were shocked to see the state of him. Yesterday he was sitting up in a chair and chatting, a complete contrast from today.

Beryl has purchased a bed so that Terry does not have to go upstairs. Terry quipped, " I hope it's a good one." His sense of humour has not deserted him, which is a good thing. He really appreciates the messages of support from his former colleagues.

Mike

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Message Number: 2227 - Thursday, July 6, 2017 08:33:10 EST
[IP = 81.129.93.72] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Jim Mason
Service Number:  RMBx2353
Hometown:  Bedhampton
Instrument/s:  Solo Clarinet
Comments:

Best wishes to Terry Parker for a speedy recovery -we were colleagues in the 50's- sat on the same stand!! Jim

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