Thursday, February 7, 2013


Thank you to everyone that has sent myself and my family your best wishes.
I'll be taking a short break from the hobby and my blog to remember my beloved dad.  Bill senior passed away early on Monday morning.

Dad on his 80th birthday
My dad was 91. He was a veteran of WWII - called up in 1940 serving first in the 245th RA Light AA Regiment in the UK then in the infantry with the 1st Battalion of the 4th The Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), in Italy. How my dad as an Edinburgh boy ended up in an English infantry regiment was always a mystery. He was wounded 3 times while serving in Italy from June 1944.  Dad met by mom whilst based in Carlisle in 1941 and they married in September 1943.

He remained very active until he was 86 when he finally had to stop doing his program at the local gym. We went to many wargames events together over the last 40 years though my dad did not wargame. He helped me out when I organised the first Claymore Wargames shows in Edinburgh.


  1. Sorry for you loss. Thank God for him and all who served in histories darkest hours.

  2. Bill,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. My sincerest condolences Bill.


  4. My deepest sympathies for your loss, Bill.


  5. Condolences to you and your family.

  6. My condolences. Thank you for sharing your fathers achievements. I hope you can celebrate his life, and not only mourn his passing.

  7. Bill - Sorry for your loss - My families prayers are with you at this time of loss. His passing at least finally gives him peace. My pop was a WW2 veteran also - served in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps - Bravest of the Brave these men were. David

  8. Bill I can but echo the sentiments of all the guys thoughts and wishes go out to you and all in your family.your Dad had a full life of that be proud and i'm sure you will miss his friendship too. Peter

  9. I just read this and I'm very sorry for your loss Bill.


  10. I'm really sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family