John Bosson, 6 August 2021
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- Joined: Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:16 pm
- Location: Lytham St Annes
- Service details: DLOY - 1961 - 1966
14th/20th King's Hussars - 1966 - 1978
RAOC - 1978 - 1988
- Real name: Bob Harrison
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Very sad news received from Sue Bosson
I'm afraid to tell you that he died last Friday at Shrewsbury hospital. He had a urinary infection which was complicated by the long term prostate cancer (16 years).
I'm not sure if he ever got on the new website of yours but he had been very active on-line and with anything that involved banking as he was treasurer to a few organisations. He sitll enjoyed football and cricket.
We would have been married for 47 years in December.
RIP John. Sincere condolences to Sue
Here's what John had recorded:
I was the RAPC Pay Clerk attached to B Squadron from May 1959 to January 1961. After joining up with the Regiment at Hohne in early May 1959 I journied to link up with B Squadron in Berlin later that month and spent 18 months at Smuts Barracks until the Regiment re-amalgamated at Hohne in November 1960. My National Service ended in January 1961 when I was demobbed.
Westhoughton born and Warburtons bred
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- Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:31 am
- Location: Alberta, Canada
- Service details: 1979 JLR RAC. 14/20H then that other regiment. 1979-2003
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- Posts: 135
- Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:42 pm
- Location: Western Australia
- Service details: Enlisted in 14th/20th King's Hussars on 2 Feb 1959.
Served Hohne and Rheindahlen 1959 - 1962
Libya 1962 Cyprus with C Sqn Dec 1963 - Feb 1964. Returned to Benghazi
then to Tripoli with B Sqn until Sep 1964. Left for Courses in NBC then to 7 Armoured Brigade till 1967.
Transferred to Intelligence Corps 67. First posting to Northern Ireland 67 - 70.
Singapore 70 - 71, Hong Kong 71 - 72. NI 72 - 74. NITAT (Northern Ireland Training and Advisory Team) 74 - 76. Berlin 76 - 79. Final Posting, Preston Int and Security Section. Stupidly Retired on 1 Feb 81, and emigrated to Australia.
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My sincere condolences to Sue and any other surviving members of his family.
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- Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:35 pm
- Service details: 1958-1964. B Sqn. Berlin-Bovington-Tripoli.
- Real name: Allen James Jones
RIP John. Great trooper to deal with. Sue so sorry for your loss.
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- Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:37 pm
- Location: Uk Dorset
- Service details: Boy's Sqn RAC 1956 B Sqn Berlin 1958. Stayed Regt Duty till 1990 then RAC Gunnery School till Xmas 2006. Completed 50years and 6 months service.
- Real name: Mick Burgess
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Hi Sue and Family
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.