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Hi guys, there was intense discussion on Saturday evening about the circumstances of the deaths of two of our illustrious comrades Frank Neave and Shoulders (Bob) Smith. I have been as guilty as anyone in stories as to how these two great muckers of mine ended their days. So as I am supposedly an academic I did some research. Please find two links here from the RLI association website, which finally clarifies their demise. http://www.therli.com/C_RollofHonour_Vale_frank.asp
RIP my friends until once again we meet in the great halls of Valhalla.
From their friends
Paul Blissett said,
Served with Frank in 2 Para SIG's. Great guy a sad loss RIP Airborne Brother.
Kenny Munro said,
Frank was best man at our wedding 72 great lad RIP Frank
Gordon GoodGrief said,
I remember Shoulders. Great guy. He was Signals C Coy 2 Para left for Rhodesia around 75. We saw him on TV with C Squadron. Think he was also D Coy 2 Para
Liam Northfield said,
I was chatting to Chris Cocks (ex 3 CDO) about shoulders and he got chatting to his son who lived a happy life in London doing business I do believe, unfortunately he never knew his dad (Bob)
Ginge Dawes said,
I remember shoulders in D Coy 2 Para.
Dave Mannion said,
I remember when he came to vist us in berlin not that they remembered much!
David Smith said,
I also remember Shoulders, great bloke, R.I.P. maucker.
Dave Wright said
Two legends of the signals platoon , R.I.P
Steve Kettless said
Was in Sigs with Frank and kept in touch with him till 79/80 when it started to fold up. Cracking bloke R.I.P mate.
Michael Hagan said
After Rob left Support Commando, RLI, he moved to a unit that turned captured Zipra guerrillas caught in the bush .He died in Umtal
I drank with a few RLI guys in cape town and he often got a mention.Top guy
Personal note from the webmaste (Dave Smart) ... I remember Shoulder very well, excellent soldier, well respected and taken from us, far to early in life
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