Funeral of Bomber Command signaller

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Funeral of Bomber Command signaller

#1 Post by ricardian » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 pm

From Paul Capper (Funeral Director):
George Peter Osborne died in Southampton General Hospital on the 20th January 2019 aged 96 years. Sadly his executor died a month previously.
Two friends are arranging his funeral for Thursday 14th February at The East Chapel of Southampton Crematorium at 09.45hrs.
Whilst looking through a photograph album of his it turns out that he was, according to the RAF Museum in London, a signaller in Bomber Command Air Crew.
There is, so far, 2 people attending his funeral, is there anyone out there that could help to swell the ranks and give this brave hero who has no family a fitting send-off?
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#2 Post by ian16th » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 pm

Surely Southampton RAFA and RBL will turn out.
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#3 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:47 am

ian16th wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Surely Southampton RAFA and RBL will turn out.
Had a quick look for e-mail contact details for them with no luck. However it is now very short notice. Hopefully Mr Capper wil have contacted them.
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#4 Post by ricardian » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:39 pm

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#5 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:30 pm

It's sad that someone has to die before their value is recognised.


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#7 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:00 pm

It's stories like this that just make my day. :YMAPPLAUSE: May he Rest in Peace having had an honourable funeral. ^:)^
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#8 Post by ricardian » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:54 pm

Mrs Ex-Ascot wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:00 pm
It's stories like this that just make my day. :YMAPPLAUSE: May he Rest in Peace having had an honourable funeral. ^:)^
This was posted on Facebook from a chap who attended the funeral:
I went guys. It was a fitting send off. There must have been two or three hundred people there. He had a guard of honour from some RAF officers in uniform and some RMP's. Standing room only outside the crem and a lovely service broadcast on a PA to the thirty or so of us stood outside.
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