Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby sammy » Sat May 09, 2015 9:37 am

Brian you were always a star, a man among men who stood out in whatever situation or circumstance's you found yours self. May God bless you now with His eternal peace.
My deepest condolences to Denny and family, may God be with you at this very sad time and grant you the courage and strength you will need in the coming days, weeks and years.
Sammy and Sandy

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby gladis cooper » Sat May 09, 2015 11:02 am

My condolences to Denny and family at the sad lose of Brian my thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Sheila Williams.

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby Prendo » Sat May 09, 2015 2:04 pm

RIP Drac. Hussar.

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby lawrie salkeld » Sat May 09, 2015 5:37 pm

R.I.P. Brian, condolences to all your family.

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby Johnny Morris » Sat May 09, 2015 7:25 pm

I was so saddened to learn of Brians passing, I was really looking forward to seeing him at next weekends reunion. I served with him for 25 years and have only good memories of him.
My deepest condolences to Denny and all the family, I will miss you Boss

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby dutch holland 879 » Sat May 09, 2015 9:40 pm

A true gent, always treated you with respect no matter what your rank, we'll raise a glass to you next week. RIP

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby Arnie » Sun May 10, 2015 4:29 am

It is always a sad affair having to say goodbye, but on this occasion it is more than doubly so. He was a great soldier, hussar, husband father and man, what more can one say. Not only sincere condolences to Denny and family but to all Hawks who have lost a magnificent representative.


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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby rick aindow » Sun May 10, 2015 5:10 am

A sad day for our Hawk family, RIP Brian, take care Denny!

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby bryanlythgoe » Sun May 10, 2015 10:20 am

I am totally gutted I have known Drac for over 40 years and my first meeting with him was when I was a Junior Leader at Bovington in the 70's. A Mr fix it for the regiment who had the knowledge and organisation to do any task set him. I can remember in Munster when I went into his office, he was having a conversation with me, talking to the Brigadier on the telephone, talking to Quassie in the next room on the intercom to somebody else and shouting instructions in German to the civvy contractors all at the same time. I drove his Ferret on an exercise in Germany and for 3 days I got about 15 mins sleep his energy was remarkable non stop. An amazing guy who will be sorely missed. Geraldine and I send our condolences to Denny, Lee and Natalie. RIP Drac

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Postby ALAN (GEORDIE) BROWN » Sun May 10, 2015 1:38 pm

a great man and a brilliant boss so sad he wont be with us all
next week my deepest condolences to denny and all the family I really don't know what to say . god bless you brian ,rest in peace and know doubt you will be waiting for us all in that tank park in heaven a true and great hawk

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby wheels406 » Sun May 10, 2015 3:53 pm

So very sad to hear the news. RIP Drac. A true professional in every way. You will be sorely missed. My condolences to Denny and family

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby Paul Keller » Mon May 11, 2015 6:43 am

Saddened to hear that Drac has passed away, a true gentleman with whom i am so proud and feel so lucky to have known and served under. My condolences to Denny and the family. RIP Drac, Regimental legend.

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby SteveR » Mon May 11, 2015 10:53 am

Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to both the family and all hawks at such loss. RIP Brian.

Steve & Jane x

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby joericho » Mon May 11, 2015 1:21 pm

RIP Brian. Condolences to Denny and the family, our thoughts go with you

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Re: Mr Brian (Drac) Draper

Postby DAVE D » Mon May 11, 2015 7:44 pm

Sincere condolences to Denny and family at this sad time. R.I.P Drac.
Dave and Margaret

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