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Last Post – Paying our respects to Corps members who have sadly passed away

We are always grateful to families and friends for providing us with information about the passing of serving and retired members of The Royal Corps of Signals. Names are also added to the Corps online Memorial Book.

2017 – 18

RankSurnameForenameDate of Death (Year/Month)ServiceRemarksDate Addedw
MajHamilton-WilliamsJohn2018/101952-70Oct 2018
CaptBrownJohn2018/101954-67Oct 2018
Lt ColHamiltonIan2018/101959-94Oct 2018
SgtVellaAndrew2018/101962-84Oct 2018
Lt ColMcCannMike2018/101958-83Oct 2018
LCplStephensonCarol2018/101944-47Poole BranchOct 2018
CaptAlletsonJohn2018/101955-72Manchester BranchOct 2018
SSgtWicksGlen2018/101979-93Middlesbrough BranchOct 2018
SigStaienJohn2018/101957-61Oct 2018
Lt ColShortErnie2018/091945-86Bath BranchSep 2018
WO2Haskell EBMRaymond2018/091949-74Sep 2018
CplMcGreevyTom2018/091972-84Sep 2018
ColMacIntyreDuncan2018/091949-77Sep 2018
SgtHenshawNeville2018/091942-47Northern IrelandSep 2018
Lt ColO'ConnorBrian2018/091954-91Sep 2018
SSgtWhiteRoy (Chalkie)2018/091961-87Sep 2018
MajClaytonRonald2018/091959-76Oct 2018
SigWillettsFred2018/091955-57Birmingham BranchSep 2018
SgtConstantineRonald2018/091951-78Sep 2018
CplMcFarlaneColin2018/091954-57Rotherham BranchSep 2018
SigThurbonIvor2018/081940-46Aug 2018
CplElkingtonPaul2018/081966-88Aug 2018
SigLambDerrick2018/081952-56SpennymoorAug 2018
WO2HolmanHenry2018/081960-8931 Sig Regt AssnAug 2018
SigCawkwellCollin2018/081947-49Sep 2018
WO2O'BrienMick2018/081976-96East London BranchAug 2018
BrigDowellArthur2018/081944-80Sep 2018
SigMasseyBarry2018/081955-58Aug 2018
LCplBownessMike2018/081950-52Sep 2018
SSgtSmithFrank2018/081960-85Bedford BranchAug 2018
WO2Vaughan BEMFrank2018/081972-94Aug 2018
SSgtCrellenGeorge2018/071959-81Jul 2018
WO2FreudenfeldTony2018/071963-87Aug 2018
WO1FowlerDerek2018/071964-87Harrogate BranchJul 2018
CplBrownTrevor2018/071964-87Jul 2018
SigDaviesJohn2018/071954-56Chester BranchJul 2018
WO1EnglandJohn2018/071963-87Jul 2018
CplHammersleyBob2018/071943-47Aug 2018
LCplRoseTony2018/071945-48Aldershot BranchJul 2018
CplGartsideDerek2018/061953-55Jul 2018
SSgtWiffenRay2018/061939-50Jun 2018w
SSgtWadeMichael2018/061958-83Jun 2018w
LCplFitzpatrickJames2018/061954-56Tayside and Fife BranchJun 2018w
CplSummerfieldPercy2018/061955-77Jul 2018
Maj`CunninghamWilliam2018/061956-89Jun 2018w
CplSheenBenjamin2018/061939-46Oct 2018
SgtBiddlestoneCliff2018/061939-46Air Frm Sigs OCAJun 2018w
SgtEggletonJohn2018/061948-59East London BranchJun 2018w
SigDrummondPatrick2018/051950-55May 2018w
Lt ColHryhorukPeter2018/051971-06May 2018w
Lt ColHillAnthony (Tony)2018/051954-88Bath BranchJun 2018w
WO1WoolleyJohn2018/051964-86Aug 2018
MajThomasPatric2018/051959-96May 2018w
CplLilesCedric2018/051945-48Oct 2018
ColCarsonMike2018/051963-92May 2018w
CplPipesDonald2018/051965-78Jun 2018w
SgtAstellThomas2018/051953-77May 2018w
MajTresederPeter2018/051955-92May 2018w
WO2PalmerMichael2018/051953-76May 2018w
LCplWebsterDerrick2018/041953-68Newark & Mansfield BranchApr 2018w
LCplCrossleyPeter2018/041950-??Apr 2018w
WO1CairnsJohn2018/041950-72Apr 2018w
Lt ColWoodWilliam2018/041951-77Apr 2018w
SgtSewellKenneth2018/041944-47Jun 2018w
WO1WilkinsonDerrick2018/041967-1998Sheffield BranchMay 2018w
WO2SmithTrevor2018/041943-75Leeds BranchApr 2018w
CplFlemingMick2018/041962-77Apr 2018w
WO2SargentRichard2018/041963-??Apr 2018w
SigDixonFred2018/041942-47Newark & Mansfield BranchApr 2018w
Lt ColButler MBEMike2018/041945-98May 2018w
SgtAitchisonIain2018/031949-??Bristol BranchApr 2018w
WO1MacDonaldColin2018/031965-88Apr 2018w
LCplWardleJohn2018/031949-51Mar 2018w
SigFlemingJohn2018/031939-46Eastbourne BranchApr 2018w
CplJacksonGeorge2018/031952-70Mar 2018w
WO1ChapmanMartin2018/031972-95Mar 2018w
SSgtSelmesKenneth2018/031938-60Mar 2018w
WO2PalmerMalcolm2018/031959-83Mar 2018w
CplKielyBrian2018/021959-78Feb 2018w
CplBaileyStephen2018/021977-89Jun 2018w
SigBryantDoug2018/021957-59Mar 2018w
ColBlessington OBE JP DLChris2018/021960-89Feb 2018w
SgtThorleyDave2018/021967-80Feb 2018w
CplDicksonPhilip2018/021961-87Liverpool BranchFeb 2018w
LtWoods (nee Hickey)Bridget2018/021955-58WRACApr 2018w
CplWatkinsTom2018/021960-73Mar 2018w
MajSchofield MBEGordon2018/021946-78Feb 2018w
LCplSpencerThomas2018/021943-57Feb 2018w
SgtWrightJoe2018/021943-47Eastbourne BranchMar 2018w
SigKellyBernie2018/021952-53Bedford BranchMar 2018w
SgtWoolfordLeslie2018/021940-46Apr 2018w
SigBlowerAnthony2018/021959-70Jun 2018w
ColMyhill OBE TDPeter2018/021953-88Mar 2018w
WO1FisherBrian2018/021947-72Feb 2018w
SgtFinchamPeter2018/021949-59Mar 2018w
CaptRendle TDJo2018/021956-67Mar 2018w
SigKeysCliff2018/021963-66Feb 2018w
CplUptonDave2018/021962-86Dorset BranchFeb 2018w
CplWhiteClifford2018/021941-46Mar 2018w
LCplDodsworthRichard2018/021964-77Mar 2018w
WO1SurchCharles2018/021949-71Bristol BranchFeb 2018w
Lt ColO'ConnorMichael2018/021948-75Feb 2018w
Lt ColPooleDerek2018/021950-85Feb 2018w
SigAndrewsTom2018/011946-49Jan 2018w
SigClutterbuckFrederick2018/011939-42Jan 2018w
SSgtChiplingJohn2018/011948-71Feb 2018w
WO1TaylorStan2018/011967-901960s 16 Sig Regt Reunion ClubJan 2018w
ColCrombie OBEDick2018/011972-05QGS AssnJan 2018w
LtSkeltonBenjamin2018/011943-48Feb 2018w
MajHandyJohn2018/011944-67Feb 2018w
SgtHarriganPatrick2018/011965-87Jan 2018w
WO1OrmondEric2018/011947-84Jan 2018w
CplSprottJim2018/011951-61Lincoln BranchFeb 2018w
SigEganJohnny2018/011942-47Air Frm Sigs OCAFeb 2018w
LCplAndersonGeorge2018/011957-66Jan 2018w
MajBurns"Robbie"2018/011949-81Feb 2018w
WO1RiddellAndy (Taff)2018/011948-74Loughborough BranchJan 2018w
Lt ColGoodman OBE BEM"Benny"2018/011948-87Jan 2018w
SigMullisTom2018/011957-60Feb 2018w
WO2MarkwellGerry2018/011952-78Aug 2018
CplPyperLorraine2018/011973-80Northern Ireland BranchMar 2018w
Lt ColBlackwell CBEBrian2018/011958-79Jan 2018w
LtCogganDorothy2018/011942-45Jan 2018w
SigGoodwinJim2017/111946-4919 Sig Regt AssnJul 2018
WO2PunnettGeorge2017/061948-72Aug 2018
SgtProcterStan2015/041942-46Jun 2018w

Funeral Information

Please see below for information of upcoming funerals:

The memorial service for Lt Col  Brian O’Connor. Brian’s family has asked me to pass on that his memorial service will take place at 1100 hrs on 29 October 2018 at the Corps Chapel (All Saints’ Garrison Church), Blandford Camp with a reception afterwards at HQ Officers’ Mess. If you would like to attend then please let his daughter, Jayne, know by emailing jloconnor@doctors.org.uk and providing the names of those attending and vehicle registration details by no later than 24 October 2018.

The funeral of Carol Stephenson will take place at 1130 hrs on Wednesday 31st October at Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Broadstone, Bournemouth  BH17 9BQ

The funeral of John Staien will take place at 1100 hrs on 2nd November 2018 at The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart and Saint Teresa
Coventry Road, Coleshill, B46 3ED. John will be going into the church at 1700 hrs on 1st November and staying overnight.

The funeral of Mike McCann will be held at the Christchurch Priory on Monday 5th November at 1330hrs.  All who knew Mike will be welcome to attend with no need for prior notification.  There will be a reception after the service at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel in Mudeford.  Those wishing to attend the reception should email ulli.mccann@gmail.com for catering number purposes.

Royal Corps of Signals Memorial Book

The Corps Memorial Book is open to anyone wishing set up a ‘celebration page’ in memory of a loved one or friend. The opportunity is also there to make a donation to the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund in memory of someone special.

Corps Memorial Book Entry