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In memory of deceased PCS family members who passed away in July:
Maj Allan Burlinson
2 May 1932 – 1 July 1996
Sgt Mike Cashmore
26 September 1953 – 1 July 1991
4 January 1942 – 2 July 1997
Maj Tom Boyd TD
1931 – 4 July 2014
Cpl Dave Cadmore
June 1951 – 4 July 1989
Lt Col Alan Joseph Mccarraher OBE
October 1883 – 4 July 1959
LCpl Wendy (Tufty) Thomas WRAC
September 1969 – 6 July 2021
Lt Col Albert Reading
1901 – 7 July 1991
Sgt Carl Cox
3 October 1963 – 8 July 2016
WO2 Rose Patrick WRAC
6 October 1956 – 8 July 2020
Sgt Johnny Wheeler
21 December 1952 – 8 July 2013
WO1 Jim Younger
7 September 1942 – 8 July 2015
LCpl Isabel Bodman
3 July 1940 – 9 July 2021
WO2 David Ingrey
26 October 1948 – 9 July 2019
10 July 2014
WO2 Brian Dobinson
2 March 1938 – 10 July 2016
LCpl Bernard Edwards
5 November 1964 – 10 July 2019
LCpl Carol Frith WRAC
June 1963 – 10 July 2011
WO1 George Hulme
12 April 1941 – 11 July 2012
SSgt Jim Brady
22 August 1939 – 12 July 2015
Cpl Billy Johnson
16 March 1926 – 12 July 1956
WO2 Bruce Reiling
10 October 1940 – 15 July 1975
Spr Henry Carding
1913 – 19 July 1943
LCpl Sandy Piper (nee Gilmore) WRAC
3 July 1954 – 19 July 2019
Cpl Helen Turner (nee Jaffrey) WRAC
6 December 1955 – 19 July 1989
7 February 1930 – 20 July 2013
Pte Joan Smith (nee Westwood) WRAC
22 July 2019
Cpl Christine Osborne (nee Plowman) WRAC
December 1955 – 28 July 2017
WO1 (RSM) Brian Cousins
26 September 1944 – 31 July 2019
Major Eddy Lyons
It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Eddy Lyons.
No other details are available at this time.
Our condolences to the family and friends.
RIP and Respect.
Sgt Brian Ellison
It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Brian Ellison.
Brian lost his battle. For the last 2 years he fought courageously but he passed away on Sunday morning 31st July.
Kevin Knox informs Brian’s funeral details are as follows:
Date/Time: Thursday 18th Aug @ 1030.
Place: Telford crematorium, Woodhouse Lane, Telford, TF2 9NJ
It’s Brian’s wishes that any serving Military or Veterans to wear Medals, Corps/Regimental Ties or Blazers if desired
Food and drinks at the Shrewsbury Arms, Albrighton, 70 High Street, WV7 3LA from 1145-1700 (people are welcome to stay after this time, but this is the time the room has been reserved)
Donations to the Brain tumour charity in lieu of flowers.
***Brian specifically requested everyone wear bright crazy socks/tights (as most of you will know, it was his thing)***
If you are attending please can you inform Kevin so he has a rough idea of numbers.
Our condolences to the family and friends.
RIP and Respect
The following information has been received from Richard Plumb
Treasurer Defence Postal and Courier Service Officers’ Association
Most of you will be aware that the PCS (Reserve) element will disband next May. The notice below gives details of the disbandment parade to be held at Prince William of Gloucester Bks, Grantham. As 871 PC Sqn will re-role, the only unit to actually disband is Hartlepool based 883 PC Sqn and the parade is likely to be centred around them.
The Reserve element of the PC trade is being removed from the ORBAT by MAY 2023, 883 Sqn will be disbanded and 871 Sqn will re-role as a transport squadron under 151 Regt RLC the remainder of PC Ops will hopefully re-trade to another RLC unit. The Parade will we held at Grantham Station on Saturday 24 September at 1400Hrs. The Parade will celebrate 140 Year of continual TA / Reserve service as well as a flag lowering ceremony for the removal of the PCS Trade from the Reserves and a disbandment parade for 883 Sqn.
The Commanding Officer is very keen for as many Ex Posties to attend on the day. Anyone interested in attending should contact WO1 Marshall direct with the following details. He will respond with confirmation and further details of the parade. Attendees must bring in date photo identification with them.
WO1 (SSM) J P Marshall | Regimental Senior Postal & Courier Operator | 162
Regiment RLC | ARC | 31 Wigman Road | Bilborough | Nottingham | NG8 3HY
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civilian Tel: 07584 193 785
Attendee details requested: