One more War II Veteran is gone

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One more War II Veteran is gone

#1 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:38 am

The current Mrs RiS grandfather's was a WWII veteran and fought in Northern Africa in the battle of El-Alamein with the then GRAF on one of its initial Squadron. He started his career as a mechanic but soon he become a pilot. He passed away last night at age 101. I didn't have a chance to meet him but from what I have heard he was a great man.

I am not sure why I am so touched by his death if it is for being Mrs. RiS grandfather of being a pilot but I wanted to share it here.

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#2 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:41 am

May Mrs RIS's grandfather rest in peace. ^:)^
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#3 Post by Slasher » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:47 am

+1 what TS said. 🙏

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#4 Post by Rwy in Sight » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:32 am

Thanks to both of you.

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#5 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:04 pm

Slasher wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:47 am
+1 what TS said. 🙏
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#6 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:09 pm

And talking of veterans here's another one...

Yvette Lundy: French Resistance member who survived Nazi camps dies at 103

Her brother Georges, who worked with her, died in a German concentration camp.
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Another of 'The Few' passes.

#7 Post by 4mastacker » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:18 am

Another of 'The Few' passes. A very special generation of heroes in every sense of the word. RIP Sir.

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#8 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:01 pm

As another former 56 Sqn pilot, there will be extra poignancy when I lift a glass to him tonight.

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#9 Post by Rwy in Sight » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:35 pm

With the exceptions of our parents and very few teachers, those veterans are the people to whom we own our freedom and so many more things.

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