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Mr. Ted Stuart: Ted passed away on 10th September aged 100. Ted attended the last Canterbury Reunion on 16th June this year and despite his age marched past with the Association. Ted served in 7th Bn The QORWK Regt from 1939 to 1946 and was taken prisoner in May 1940. He spent 5 years as a POW in Stalag 20B Marienburg, Poland, and in early 1945 took part in Long March, sometimes called the ‘Death March’ from Poland to the west. A gallant soldier and a kind and a devoted family man. He will be missed very much

Lt. Colonel John White. John passed away on 22nd July after a short illness and a Thanksgiving Service for his life was held in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral at 2pm on12th August. Throughout his life John had been a passionate Buff and immensely proud of his regiment. I doubt that any of us will ever meet such a kind and considerate man, always courteous, a gentleman in every sense of the word. He will be greatly missed but remembered with great affection.

Raye Giles: Raye , ex Buffs, Queen’s Own Buffs, 2nd Queens and MCTC has passed away. Recently Raye had been an In Pensioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and, as he had done throughout his service life, made many friends. 

A friend to all, a gentleman through and through he will be missed so very much by all who knew him.

Mr William (Bill) Smith, ex Buffs passed away on Tuesday 26th March- one of natures gentlemen

Mr. R. (Dick)  Jolly, ex QORWK, has passed away in Australia.

Mr. David Roy Simpson: David, who served for 14vyears in The Queen’s Own Buffs and 2nd Queen’s has recently passed away.

Ex WO2 CSM John ‘Chuck’ Cullinane passed away n 18th December after a very courageous  battle against cancer

Mr. Ronald Pang died on 19th May aged 95

C/Sgt. Johnny Knowles passed away on the evening of Sunday 21st October. Johnny had served in both The Queen’s Own Buffs and 2nd Bn. The Queen’s Regt.

Mr. David (Dave) Hands, ex Signal Platoon, transferred to the Queen’s Own Buffs  in Hong Kong from 1 Queen’s to join his brother, Dave later served in 2 Queen’s.

Major Rex Shearburn: We have been advised of the death of Major Rex Shearburn Ex Gurkhas, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment and Queen’s Own Buffs. 

Captain Peter (Pete) Anthony QGM. The death has been announced of Captain Pete Anthony who served in 1  Queen’s Own Buffs, Mortar Platoon ad Recce Platoon and became CSM Coy 2 Queen’s before being posted to the UDR as RSM.