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Thread: Tributes to Non-Lowie's who have 'crossed the bar'

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    RIP Bill watch done

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    RIP matey, thoughts are with your family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loftysmudge View Post
    I have just received the sad news that Shipmate Bill Brown one of our members at Bolton RNA has "Crossed the Bar". Bill was 92 and served in the RN as a "Bunting Tosser" on HMS Indomitable in WW2. Bill didn't talk much about the war but he was always proud to say that he was present at the signing of the Japanese surrender. He once showed me a photo of it and you can just make him out in the background. RIP Bill. watch done and I know you will be happy now to be back with your beloved Peggy.
    It was S/M Bill Browns funeral today, we gave him a good send off, Standard, Guard of honour etc, and, of course toasted his memory with "Nelson's Blood"
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    Heard the sad news last night that my wingman from Illustrious 1998-2000 CPOMEM Gary TEX Houston crosssed the bar yesterday morning aged 53. His wife informed me that he had died from Lung Cancer even though he had never smoked a ciggy in his life. A self taught Russian Speaker from listening to BBC Radio Mosscow when he was a young lad and we had many tots of Smirnoff Blue in 6P Petty Officers Mess and Stoli on our many runs ashore. Tex started his career in Submarines then came to Lusty via Battleaxe. He got his Buttons on leaving Lusty and went on to be a Phase Two Instructor at Sultan. He was a great guitar player (self taught again) and his claim to fame was once walking along the sea front of his hometown in Fleetwood saw some folks busking, he joined in with them and they asked him to join their band for a studio session. The band were Fiddlers Dram and he played back up guitar on their original recording of Didnt We Have A Lovely Time The Day We Went To Bangor !!!!. Tex wasnt a great football fan but when we were in Barcelona I dragged him for a tour of the Camp Nou, which he was impressed with and enjoyed it immensley. On the way to the stadium i kept pointing out pictures, posters shirts etc of Rivaldo who was Barcas star man at the time, he even bought his wife Rach a Rivaldo shirt. Once we had done the stadium tour and used the last shot in my camera up of an old bus with wax models of famous footballers in it, Tex said can we go for Vodka and Paella now, ok i said but can we just walk round the the otherside of the ground so we can say we have circumanavigated it. As we were walking past a car park Tex pipes up "Theres Rivaldo "!!!!! and sure as sure he was putting some kit in the boot of his car, I was gutted I had used the last snap on a bloody waxwork model of Bobby Charlton, Happy Days, Great Memories Im sure gonna miss the crazy fella.
    Last edited by Richie; 26-03-18 at 09:22.
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    Sad news Richie
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    Seemed like he was a great guy Richie, RIP Tex, watch done.
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    That's a shame Richie. Good memories.

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    RIP TEX watch done

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    Ive a day off tomorrow to go down to Portchester to send Tex off on his final draft, Ive managed to get a standard bearer from Pompey RNA to attend and send him off in the fine way he deserves, Its going to be a very sad day for me
    Last edited by Richie; 23-04-18 at 21:25.
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    Glad you got a Standard Bearer for him Richie, I'm sure his family will appreciate that.
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