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    Gunner George Muncaster, KIA 23rd January 1977

    23 Jan 14b.jpg 23 Jan 14c.jpg 23 Jan 14f.jpg23 Jan 14.jpg GM.jpg

    I was in {{{shudder}}} Leicestershire this morning so called in at the National Memorial Arboretum on the way back to pay a visit to the tree dearest to me. It looks so different on a cold winter's day as the staff have been busy pruning back the ash trees, be interesting to see how it looks in September.

    I know you're not there mate but rest easy, I'll pay you a call in August.

    RIP George
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    Apologies if I didn't let anyone know I was going, I was a bit down and it was a last minute thing on my way back from Leicestershire, feel a bit better now. Just think, 37 years ago I was 15 hours into my shift with another hour to stag until 10pm and he would've just been getting up for his last night shift.

    Xmas Day 1976 GCH.jpg George - third from right with the tash.
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    I must have talked to or at least bumped into some of those lads in late 1976 as I was down there often enough. Shame I can't recall any of the faces.
    R.I.P. George.
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    Don't be sorry G, not necessary. You went there for perfectly personal and valid reasons and if it helped then that's good. You said your piece to your friend and that is what is important. Rest easy George, we'll make sure G is ok.

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    In memory of Private David James McCahill
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    In memory of Gunner William John Marks
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    RIP George.
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    And those that mind, don't matter!

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    I'm in touch with a couple of them on our facebook page. As I think I said to you once, we wouldn't have thought to question the presence of anyone with an RA capbadge as we'd just have thought it was someone from another of the batteries as we didn't tend to mix much being Gunners. When the gas holder went up there were all sorts of bods knocking about, it was only those with red caps I was bothered about avoiding...
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    Rest easy Brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by On1on View Post
    it was only those with red caps I was bothered about avoiding...
    Yes, there were a few of them about that day. Can't recall any of them getting their hands dirty though. I do remember one of them turning a shade of green when one of my lads stuck a forensic bag full of bits under his nose and asking "who wants this"
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