Peter "Tom" Bowler

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members Mr Peter "Tom" Bowler [2 PARA 1958 to 1963], on the Friday 21st April 2006 in his home town of Luton in Bedfordshire.
RIP Tom
Steve Palethorpe

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members Mr Stephen J Palethorpe [2 PARA 1965 to 1972], Steve died on Sunday 21st May 2006 in his home town of Clifton, Rotherham in South Yorkshire.
RIP Steve
Pete "Waddy" Wadsworth

It is with deep regret we record the death of one of our founder members Mr Pete Wadsworth, 2 Para 1964 to 1970. Pete died on Friday 28th July 2006 in his home town of Kimberworth Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
RIP Pete.
Jim "Jock" Gibson
 
It is deep regret that we record the death of one of our members, Jim "Jock" Gibson 2 Para 1964-1974. Jim died Saturday 30th September 2006 in his home town of Blantyre, Scotland
RIP Jim..

Tom Flowers

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members, Tom Flowers. Tom collapsed and died at his home in Brecon in November 2007.
RIP Tom.

Arlen Richardson

It is with deep regret we record the death of one of our members, Arlen Richardson 2 Para 1959-1964. Arlen died on Saturday 5th April 2008.
RIP Arlen
Keith Shard

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members, Keith Shard. Keith died while on holiday in Spain, we were informed of his death on Sunday 8th June 2008.
RIP Keith
Henry Vye

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members, Henry Vye. Henry passed away in his home town of South Hayling Island on the 27th June 2008.
RIP Henry
Spike Rowbotham

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members, Spike Rowbotham. Spike died in the early hours of Wednesday 25th March 2009 at Chichester Hospital after losing his valiant battle against cancer.
RIP Spike

Ross Dewar

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members, Ross Dewar. Ross died in hospital in Prestwick on 1st April 2009 after suffering a heart attack.
RIP Ross.

Ernie Derbyshire

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members Ernie Derbyshire. Ernie died after losing his long battle against cancer in his home town of Little Haughton on 3rd October 2009.
RIP Ernie
Brian "Ginge" Shatford

It is with deep regret that we record the death of one of our members Brian "Ginge" Shatford. Brian died suddenly in his home town of Filey, N Yorks on 26/11/2010.
RIP BRian

Jim McGovern

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members, Jim McGovern. Jim a member of the Royal Chelsea Hospital died suddenly after suffering a heart attack on 9 June 2011.
RIP Jim.

Lt Col George Christie.

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members, Lt Col George Christie. Col Christie died at home in July 2011.
RIP George.

John Ryan,

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members, John Ryan. John died in 2010 but unfortunately this news has only recently reached us and we have no further details
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RIP John.

Iain Maclellan

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members Iaian Maclellan. Iain died at his home in Dunlop Ayreshire on Sunday 16th Jan 2011 after his battel with Cancer.
RIP Iain.

Robert (Bob) Jones

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members Arnhem veteran Bob Jones. Bob passed away on October 21st 2011. Bob was regular attendee at our reunions until his health prevented him from doing so, and that was only this year.
RIP Bob

ROBERT (BOB) JONES

Bob passed away on 24 October 2011, aged 88. Bob was born and raised in Birmingham and enlisted into the Dorset Regiment in 1940 aged 16.

When a call came round for volunteers to train as Glider Pilots in 1942, Bob thought he would have a go and decided to apply. He failed not meeting the educational requirements.

He was posted to Kitchener Barracks, Chatham to be trained as a sapper, Royal Engineers ‘Trade Carpenter’.

On completion of 12 weeks course he was posted to Hardwick Hall and Ringway for a Parachute course in November 1942.

In early 1943 he was posted to North Africa to reinforce the 1st Parachute squadron, Royal Engineers. On September 9th 1943 the 1st Airborne Division landed by sea at Taranto, Italy.

Bobs unit arrived back in Liverpool on December 12th 1943 and were moved to billets in the village of Donnington, Lincolnshire. Knowing Bob it would be a public house namely The Red Cow. Following Christmas leave they went into training for the expected landing on the European mainland. By this time Bob was batman to Captain Eric McKay later Maj. Gen. McKay.

D.Day came and the 1st Airborne Division was placed on the ‘Strategic Reserve’ for which some sixteen operations were planned and cancelled with some at the very last minute.

Then on September 17th 1944 Operation Market Garden was on. The 1st Parachute Squadron, R.E began their decent on to LZ.X. at Wolfenheger at 13.40 hrs forming up with John Frost’s 2nd Battalion. Following many skirmishes on route they reached Arnhem main bridge at 20.00 hrs taking up positions on the eastern side of the bridge ramp. Following four days of bitter street warfare the remnants were overrun.

Bob was taken prisoner and first went to Limberg then onto Stalag IVB Mulberg, near Dresden, East Germany. He was working on surface mines near the town of Marseburgh. When the Russians caught up with them it did not end for Bob as the Russians took their time in handing back liberated British POW’s. They just moved them around in East Germany bartering some sort of deal with the British and USA governments and Bob did not arrive home until mid August 1945.

After the war he married Violet and had one son, David.

Bob and Violet went into the brewery trade and ran several pubs and clubs. He became involved in many ex-service associations.

Bob was laid to rest on Friday 4th November. Standards and some 50 member of the maroon machine present along with 20 or so family and friends.

RIP

Bob "Punchie" Watkins

It is with great sadness that we record the death of long time member Bob Punchie Watkins. Bob passed away on Thursday the 12 July 2012 at his home on the Greek Island of Kalymnos after suffering a heart attack.

RIP Bob.

Bob Wailes.

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Bob Wailes. Bob passed away at 22.30Hrs on Friday 3rd of August 2012 in his home town of Peterlee after a long illness.

RIP Bob.

Tony Adams.

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Tony Adams. Tony passed away on Sunday 23rd September at the Torquay care home where he has resided for many years while suffering from the very debilitating disease MS.

RIP Tony.

Russ Rowand

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Russ Rowand. Russ died after a brave long term battle against his illness on Thursday 18th October in his home town of Paisley.

RIP Russ

Jim Chadwick

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Jim Chadwick. Jim died at his care home in Eastbourne on Wednesday 10th October. He had been wheelchair bound since an accident he received while serving with 2 Para in the erarly 1960's.

RIP Jim

Steve "Hank" Hood

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Steve "Hank" Hood. Hank a Falklands veteran was found dead in his home town of Rhyl on Wed the 2nd January 2013.

RIP Hank.

Jim Parkinson

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Jim Partington. Jim finally lost his long battle with cancer and died in his home town of Peterborough on Thursday 3rd January 2013.

RIP Jim.

Greg Smith

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and member Greg Smith. Greg was a long term member of the club and a regular and willing  helper with any duties to be carried out at the reunions. Greg finally lost his battle with cancer on Thursday 10th Jan. 2013 at the hospice in his home town of Middlesborough.

RIP Greg.

Ralph Dickinson

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend, member, and long time Chelsea Pensioner Ralph Dickinson. Ralph died at the Royal Chelsea Hospital after a short illness on 23rd October 2012. He was a great supporter of the reunion club and travelled regularly to Blackpool to attend.

RIP Ralph.

Dr. Alan Cranston

It is with great sadness that we record the death of member Alan Cranston. Alan died on Saturday 6th April 2013 after losing his battle with cancer in his home town of Linkoping Sweden.

RIP Alan

Steve Eyton

It is with great sadness that we record the death of member Steve Eyton. Steve passed away on Thursday April 11th 2013 in his home town of Leyland Lancs.

RIP Steve.

Jim Neilson

It is with great sadness that we record the death of long time member Jim Neilson. Jim passed away peacfully on Monday 9th September 2013 in his home town of Aberdeen after losing his long battle with cancer.

RIP Jim.

Richard Bentham Dinsdale

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members Richard Bentham Dinsdale. Richard dies in his sleep at home in Tunbridge Wells Kent on June 1st 2014.

RIP Richard.

Selwyn Milnes

It is with great sadness that we record the death of one of our members Selwyn Milnes. Selwyn died in his home town of Oldham in June 2014 after losing his battle with cancer.

RIP Selwyn.

Phil Ramsbottom

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member and friend Phil Ramsbottom. Phil died sudenly but peacefully in his sleep at his home in Burnley in the early hours of Sunday 24th August 2014.

RIP Phil

Tom Carpenter

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our old friend and great club supporter Tom Carpenter. Tom one our diminishing Arnhem vets passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in the Birmingham area on Monday May 1st 2014.

RIP Tom

Stuart Bagot

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member and old friend Stuart "Baggy" Bagot. Baggy died at his home in the stae of Texas USA after a long illness and a prolnged stay in hospital on Wednesday Febuary 18th 2015.

RIP Baggy

Alan Williams

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member Alan Williams. Alan who has resided in the USA for many years lost his battle with cancer and passed away in his home town of Palm Springs on Saturday 14th March 2015.

RIP Alan

Terry "Joe" Forshaw

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our good friend Terry "Joe" Forshaw. Terry know to all in the Regt as Joe lost his battle with cancer and died peacefully at his home in the Waterloo area of Liverpool this morning, 7th April 2015.

RIP Joe.

Dave Canada Graham

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our old friend Dave Graham. Dave known to all in the Regt as Canada Graham passed away at the hospital, in his home town of Haliburton on Monday 30th June 2015. Although suffering from cancer for some time his death was very unexpected and sudden.

RIP Dave.

Robert Hill Capt. (retd)

It is with great regret that we record the death of club member Robert Hill. Robert died on the 17th September 2014. Unfortunately this has only just come to our attention and sadly we have no further details of the cause of death or where that occured.

RIP Robert.

Major General Charles Edward Eberhardie MBE. MC.

It is with great regret we record the death of club stalwart and friend Maj.Gen Ted Eberhardie MBE MC. Gen Ted, a long time friend and supporter of the reunion club and of course a former CO of 2 Para sadly passed away at a hospital in France on Saturday 3rd October 2015 following a fall. He and his wife Christine traveled regularly to attend the reunions from their home in Tourouzelle which is situated in the south of France.Gen Ted was famed for his leadership in the jungles of Malaya and was the commanding officer of 2 Para at the time of the battle of Plaman Mapu, he will be greatly missed by the airborne family.

RIP General Ted.

Arthur Carl Lamont

it is with great sadness that we record the death of long time club member Arthur Carl lamont. Arthur passed away after a short illness in his home town of Coventry in February 2015.

RIP Arthur.

Brian Greenwood.

It is with great sadness that we record the death of long time club member Brian Greenwood. Brian passed away on Feb 19th 2015 in his home town of New Mills, High Peak after a long illness.

RIP Brian.

Roland Collier,

It is with great sadness that we record the death of long time club member and dear friend Roland Collier. Roly died peacefully at home in Derby on Sunday 9th October after bravely fighting a long term illness for far longer than doctors expected. Roly was a very important part of the club's organising team and undertook the treasurers job until his health forced him to stop. He will be greatly missed by all.

RIP Roly.

Lance Owens BEM

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member Lance owens. Lance passed away on Friday 14 October. He was awarded the BEM for his service and dedication during his 35 year military career. he will be sadly missed.

RIP Lance.

Dave Chadwick

It is with great sadness we record the death of club member Dave Chadwick. Dave died suddenly at his home on Sat 5th of Nov. Dave served with 2 Para mortars and was badly injured during the battle of Plaman Mapu which led to his dischage in 1966.  He was a regular visitor to the reunion's until the death of his brother Jim who was also medically discharged from the Btn after being disabled during a PT session.

RIP Dave.

Bart Flint,

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member Bart Flint. Bart a veteran of the Borneo conflict had suffered from ill health for some time. He passed away in his home town of Malton N Yorks on Monday 21st Nov.

RIP Bart.

Tom Jones,

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member Tom Jones. Tom died peacfully at the Borders General Hospital on Thursday Dec 8th after suffering a stroke.

RIP Tom.

Ray Devlin

It is with great sadness that we record the death of long time club member Ray Devlin. Ray served with 17, 2 and 4 Para and rose to the rank of Major. Ray was also heavily involved in the north western area of the PRA for many years. He passed away peacefully at home on Friday 19th May.

RIP Ray.

George Murphy,

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member George H Murphy. George passed away on Thursday 6th July in the hospital in Spain where he has lived for some time after losing his battle with cancer.

RIP George.



 

William Bill Laing,

It is with great sadness that we record the death of club member William Laing. Bill a verteran of the battle of Plaman Mapu  lost his long time battle with cancer and died at home in Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar on Saturday 8th July.

RIP Bill

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