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

    Michael Monaghan
    Lady E and myself are attending the funeral of my sister's Father in Law on Wednesday, he served as a Seaman on minesweepers in WW2. His name is Michael Monaghan and he was 94 when he died on Xmas Eve. RIP Michael, you were a good man and I'm sure that Leigh Rugby League club will miss you as much as the rest of us will. He supported them all his long life and attended games right up 'til his death.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    Wilfred Jackson

    I would like to mention we lost a family member on Christmas day , Wilfred Jackson , or uncle Bill was 88 years old .A veteran of ww2 and the Korean war he was in the 1st Battalion of the Princess patricia,s Canadian light infantry mentioned a few times in the book deadlock in korea after a parachute jump that went wrong he was discharged due to a back injury , then he served in the Calgary Police till retirement He once mentioned that he went onboard the Eagle when he was in Korea the ship would have been in its 1st commish then being a clothears I didn't listen why he was on it or if he got mixed up I know the triumph was there perhaps Ian can shed some light on that ,he was proud of his british heretige

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    I would like to mention we lost a family member on Christmas day , Wilfred Jackson , or uncle Bill was 88 years old .A veteran of ww2 and the Korean war he was in the 1st Battalion of the Princess patricia,s Canadian light infantry mentioned a few times in the book deadlock in korea after a parachute jump that went wrong he was discharged due to a back injury , then he served in the Calgary Police till retirement He once mentioned that he went onboard the Eagle when he was in Korea the ship would have been in its 1st commish then being a clothears I didn't listen why he was on it or if he got mixed up I know the triumph was there perhaps Ian can shed some light on that ,he was proud of his british heretige
    As far as I can ascertain EAGLE although commissioned in October 1951 did not take part in the Korean war [1950-1953], her first active service was during the Suez crisis of 1956.

    During the first weeks of UN involvement in the Korean War, one of the two aircraft carriers on the scene was the British light fleet carrier Triumph. She remained in action during much of the conflict's first three months, and was relieved by a sister ship, HMS Theseus, in September 1950. Other RN and RAN light fleet carriers taking part in combat operations were HMS Glory, HMS Ocean and HMAS Sydney. The aircraft maintenance carrier Unicorn was also involved

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    thanks for that Ian,

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    Quote Originally Posted by loftysmudge View Post
    Michael Monaghan
    Lady E and myself are attending the funeral of my sister's Father in Law on Wednesday, he served as a Seaman on minesweepers in WW2. His name is Michael Monaghan and he was 94 when he died on Xmas Eve. RIP Michael, you were a good man and I'm sure that Leigh Rugby League club will miss you as much as the rest of us will. He supported them all his long life and attended games right up 'til his death.
    Sorry to hear of your and Jackos loss over the Christmas. These chaps came from a mighty generation of people and we all owe them a debt of gratitude. RIP.
    It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo View Post
    Sorry to hear of your and Jackos loss over the Christmas. These chaps came from a mighty generation of people and we all owe them a debt of gratitude. RIP.

    I would just like to echo Bonzo's words.

    These great men must have been cringing in their later days as to what is happening in our once great country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomash123 View Post
    I would just like to echo Bonzo's words.

    These great men must have been cringing in their later days as to what is happening in our once great country.
    Michael certainly did Tom, and I too echo Bonzo's words. We will give him a good Naval send off tomorrow, he liked his rum, so a tot, or two, will be had.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    One of Bolton RNA members, Roy Grimshaw crossed the bar over the weekend, it is his funeral tomorrow. Roy served in WW2 on HMS Formidable in the Far East.
    RIP Shipmate and all our thoughts are with his wife Olive and his family. We will give him full Naval honours, Guard of Honour, Standard etc.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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