Codders, now you mention his name he does ring a bell though I didn't realise he was a geordie, could have been Ritter .........
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Subject: RTR ( Oxon ) Funeral.
Sadly I report we had last thursday 20th the Funeral Service for former RTR Officer and founder member of The Oxon & District Branch of The RTR Association Bert Dowler.The Service was held in St Marys Church.Banbury ..Banbury being The home of Bert. Pleased to report there was a very good turnout.Col (Rtd) Bruce Duncan MBE and present chairman of The Oxon Branch paraded the Oxon Branch Standard.Dave Larcombe came up from Poole and Paraded The Bournemouth & Poole District Standard.Also paying respects was Col (Rtd ) John Longman and many other former RTR members.I am proud to have known Bert and add I joined his Branch back in 1985..Sadly now down to just a few members.We have two just two Regt Lunches each year .The last one being just last Saturday 15th.I will send Charlie photos of the funeral and The Lunch. to add to the site.Regards to you all...John.
Subject: Re: RTR ( Oxon ) Funeral.
John, always a sad time when someone marches off parade for the last time though there are many happy memories left behind to remember them by. Nice to see a good turnout, your report even brings memories back to me as I had John Longman as Squadron Leader at JLR late '70's.
Subject: Re: Re: RTR ( Oxon ) Funeral.
Roger that..Sorry only just picked this up.
A Sad day for us all.I ha know Bert since 198/5 and his family.However all good memories.
Subject: Longest Day
Spent the day on the golf course and then spent the rest of it recovering as I was knackered!
Subject: Re: Longest Day
Was that from the golf, the walk or the 19th hole? Still I'm sure you enjoyed all three.
Subject: Re: Re: Longest Day
Lucky me I am only 250mtrs from the club house but it's the final walk back to my house that seems to get to me. You should see us all (in our 80's) getting up from the table after the game as we have to get our legs working and we only drink tea!
Just for something to put on this page of slow moving messages ...... as today, the 21st, has the longest daylight time how are you going to spend the extra daylight ....?
Answers would be welcome to let Charlie know that his website is still in use and wanted ...... hope your day is full of sunshine and happy memories .....
Subject: Re: Daylight
sitting in Mein Garten and letting the sun soak in to my old bones !!!
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Attending a friends summer solstice party after a day spent gardening.
Subject: Dave Robbinson
A day late Dave but I hope you had a good one and may, many more come your way
Subject: Re: Dave Robbinson
Many thanks Charlie! I see the government have decided to celebrate your birthday next year by declaring it a Bank holiday