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It is my sad duty let you all know ,that Charlie Meek has died. He was a staunch member of our veterans group and will be greatly missed by all R.I.P. Mac TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK 

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Raymond Griffiths

Oh he'd test you when you were busy,

and yes you'd raise your voice,
But just one look was all it took,

to make you make the choice.
You'd tell Raymond off of course,

and then came that famous grin,
Cos Raymond smiled a laughing smile,

and he'd take it on the chin.
I know that many loved him,

his family and his mates, 
So we're going to miss him very much,

when he goes through the Pearly gates.
But remember Raymond didn't give in,

he even came to the dinner,
I'm so glad that Raymond made our day,

an absolute bloody winner.

Today the 12/04/2020 The Bolton Branch

of the Parachute Regimental Association

lost their precedent Mr Blue Lomax,

Blue served in D Company of 1 Para in the

early 50s. Blue became involved with the

PRA in Bolton over  years ago and has

always been a great supporter of the branch attending all collection functions and trips.

he is going to leave a massive hole in the

Branch and personally I am going to miss

him as he was a much loved members of

our group always helping and making new

members feel at home. Rest in Peace my old friend it was a privilege to know you.

From frank robinson on April 17th, 2020

I got to know William "Blue "Lomax for

the 3 shorts years. A pillar of a man.

A corner stone of the Bolton Branch PRA

I went on a few trips with him locally

in England and to most recently

Arnhem We attended collections

together I kind of grew fond of

Blue and found him helpful

and gave good advice.

Taken before his time.  He will be

sorely missed Rest in peace blue and

know that one day we will all be

together sat round VALHALLA'S


Goodbye friend a honour to be in your company

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Joe Lee if you wish to add a comment e-mail Mick Wattam 

Hi you all out there in lockdown land. The bringer of bad tidings is here again. The below is of the passing of a great 1 Para ICON.

The magnanimous, GORDON BURT

I received the very sad news that another one of our men

takes the final jump to Valhalla.

We loosely talk of ‘Legends’, however this man, a good friend,

mentor and colleague was certainly that. Many of you

will know Gordon from all 3 Battalions and other areas of

work and play over many years, both as an exceptional soldier,

officer and a sportsman, so a very sad loss to the

Airborne Brotherhood.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this

time and I will post further details as I get them.

Please pass on this sad news to respective groups that

you belong to. From the Airborne Network:

Major G (Gordon) Burt MC died on 4th March 202. Gordon was

born in 1932, enlisted in the REME in 1947 and was

commissioned (SSC) into PARA in 1970. As a SNCO he led the then famous, and for several years, unbeaten 1 PARA cross

country team. He was also Army cross-country champion.

In the 1970s he was awarded an MC for exceptional bravery in

Northern Ireland. His very varied service included:

landing at Suez with 1 PARA, CQMS of D (Ptl) Coy

when unconventionally he as a WO2, alongside

WO2 (CSM) Middy Campbell, 2ic Jnr Para Coy,

with 3 PARA in NI and he then served with distinction in

14 Int Coy. He retired in 1981 and his wife Jennifer survives him, together with three children and also three children from

his previous marriage. A burial will take place in due course but there are no more details at this stage.

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