Passing away of Lt Col Jay Coulson died at home on 2 Feb 2017.  His funeral will be at St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk  CO6 4QU at 12.00hrs on Thursday 16 Feb 17.

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Passing away of Dave Winsip who died from a massive heart attack on Sunday, 5 February 2017. His funeral will be at Torbay Cemetery and Crematorium, Hele Road, Torquay TQ2 7QG on Monday 27th February at 15:30 hrs.

These details and any further news and or information can be accessed on the 42 Engr Regt (Geo) Closed Group on Facebook.

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Passing away of Robin (Fluff) Barrett, died on 20 Jan 17. He had only recently been diagnosed as suffering from gallstones but actually died of sepsis.

There will be a service at Weymouth Crematorium for immediate family family only at 12.15hrs followed by a service of remembrance at 13.30hrs at St Peters Church, Dorchester.DT1 1XA (Public Car Park close by) on 14 Feb 2017.

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Passing away of Derek Turnbull who died on Thursday night the 17th of November, he had been suffering with lung cancer for some time and got an infection and died in hospital, he was 64. His funeral will be held on 9th December at 11:00. Place - Basingstoke Crematorium, Stockbridge Road, North Waltham. RG25 2BA. No news on donations / flowers etc.

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Passing away of Ken Browning (60B Photo Tech) was up a ladder on Sunday cutting branches from a fir tree and when his wife, Val, went to take him a coffee , she found him lying on the ground. Died during the early hours of Monday morning. Good friend who will be sadly missed.

Ken’s funeral will be held at 1300 hrs on the 18th November at Eastbourne Crematorium. Please see further details on the attached pdf.

Barry Browning, Ken’s son, has informed as that he will give the Eulogy so would appreciate any details of Ken’s service that friends, members, and colleagues can provide. Ken completed a full career as a Photo Tech, having started it as an apprentice at Chepstow in 60B. Get in touch with Barry via email at:  bb@wa-adsl.com; or telephone him at: 07802 523 800.

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Charlie Lewin sadly passed away peacefully at his Care Home on Thursday 6th Oct. His Funeral was held on Friday 28th October 2016 at Randall’s Park Crematorium, at Leatherhead, Surrey. A   Wake/Reception was held afterwards  to celebrate Charlie’s life at the Chessington Cricket & Sports Club, also at Chessington, Surrey.  

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Sadly we have yet another death to announce.  Paddy Ryan (Litho Cam Op) died recently at Portsmouth Hospital from breathing difficulties through a tumour on the lung that was apparently inoperable.

His son Matt has informed us that the funeral will take place at the Portchester Crematorium on Wednesday 24th August at 10.30 am.

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Vic Cook passed away. “Vic spent the last 7 months housebound and slipped peacefully away on 14 July at home. His funeral will be at the Church we were married in, tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd August at the Church of St Mary, Lakenheath, Suffolf. IP27 9DS”

Vic,  had been a member of the Branch for many years,  and will have been know by many of our members, he was also a staunch supporter of Military Survey. If you would like to contact Angela, to pass on your individual condolences you may still use the joint email address or telephone her on 01842 860471.

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Dizz Bevis passed away on 17th July, at Southampton General Hospital, following a battle with cancer. Lesley has asked if we could forward all the details of the funeral as she doesn’t have all the contact details of all Dizz’s friends. The funeral service will be held on the 4th August 2016 @ 14.30 hrs at the Priory in Christchurch.  Followed by a crematorium commitment in Bournemouth.

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Tom Farmer died in hospital, early on Thursday 21 July. Tom’s funeral will be held at Highclere Church at 2 pm on Thursday 4 August.

Please note that those wishing to attend Tom Farmer’s funeral service at Highclere Church, Newbury, on Thursday 4 August, at 2 pm are advised to first contact his daughter Sue at: suea-j@hotmail.co.uk;

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Ray (Wilkie) Wilkinson passed away Monday, 27th June, 2016.

Ray, a printer by trade started his career at AAC Chepstow (73C) and served at 22 Map Prod Sqn, the School, and 14 Topo, also completing tours in Bosnia and NI. Ray wasn't the consummate soldier, nor was he without faults, but it was probably his faults that endeared him to so many. He was annoyingly fit, a fantastic socialiser, genuine and generous. He will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. (Wrote Fergus Brazier)

Ray and Kate had moved to the Isle of Wight several years ago but his death was pronounced at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, where he had been visiting family before collapsing with an unexpected, massive heart attack on Wednesday night. His son David told me that, "he put up a good fight but sadly didn t recover at all. He was surrounded by close family when he finally gave up the ghost. He was 61 and the last person that I (or most people from what I ve been told) would have thought would suffer a heart attack being so fit throughout his life. He had no previous medical issues and this was completely out of the blue".

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