Tag: Obituaries

Ssgt Douglas Aitchison

SSGt Douglas Aitchison 23784501 (1943-2020) Scribes Graham Clarkson (60A), John Feast (60A) and Brian Roberts SSgt Douglas Aitchison was born in Berwick-Upon-Tweed on 22nd November 1943. He served proudly with REME 1960 – 1983.Dougie (as he was known) joined AAS Arborfield in April 1960,… Continue Reading “Ssgt Douglas Aitchison”

Clifford Margle

Alan George Smith

John Victor Smithson 46B

Major George Elliott Hodge, Fiie

Born in Richmond Surrey 24th May 1928 George’s army career began as an apprenticed tradesman during the war years qualifying in telecommunication engineering in 1945. He soon specialised in Radar and served in BAOR and the Middle East with heavy air defence and mortar… Continue Reading “Major George Elliott Hodge, Fiie”

Clive (Smiler) Richardson 65A D Coy

Smiler suffered a heart attack in Thailand on 4th June, he had recently started work as the engineer for an AS 365. Smiler and I were good pals at Arborfield although in separate companies.We both were selected to do ONC; which meant full time… Continue Reading “Clive (Smiler) Richardson 65A D Coy”

Peter Robert Brookes (former WO1)

John Cassells

Sorrow’s Crown of Sorrows Is remembering happier times. John Cassells. D.O.B. 27th September, 1934. – Deceased.13th March, 2016. John Cassells, along with his twin, George, began his army career by enlisting as craft apprentice into the Army Apprentices School (AAS) Arborfield on the 9th… Continue Reading “John Cassells”

Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner was born on the 29th December 1927 in Gosport, Hants, second son to Charles & Maud Rayner & brother to Philip Rayner – dec’d, (also an Arborfield Old Boy). Maud later married Alan & Philip’s stepfather, Philip Downer after Charles sadly died.… Continue Reading “Alan Rayner”

RSM Donald McMahon RVO Grenadier Guards 1929-2016

RSM Donald McMahon MVO Grenadier Guards 1927-2016. It is with great sadness that I report the death following a short illness of RSM Don McMahon on 27th February 2016. Don McMahon served at the RSM of the Army Apprentices Colleges at Arborfield from 1966… Continue Reading “RSM Donald McMahon RVO Grenadier Guards 1929-2016”