Fallen Old Comrades!

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Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby williamo » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:35 am

Sgt Platt John Ernest 14/20H N. Ireland Aged 25 Died.3-Feb-71

Just seen this entry on a RAC Roll of Honour, I cannot say I remember this Hawk,do you?

R.I.P. Sarge.

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Sam » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:51 am

YES Iwas at Aldergrove when died, also I had to burn his kit because of the blood stains

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Johnny Morris » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:03 am

Ernie Platt

I remember him well, quite tall for a Hawk and slim and I once heard Major Goodheart say of him

'You could drag him backwards through a muddy field, stand him up, give him a quick brush him off and he would be still ready to appear on parade.'

A great soldier and a great guy.

RIP

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby FERDY » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:23 pm

Ernie was a great Lad,

Terrible Freak accident in Landrover going of the road if memory serves.

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Service Details: My fathers name was John Ernest Platt who served with the 14/20th Hussars and died in Feb 1971 in Northern Ireland. Can any one please please give me any true information on how he was killed or anyone that knew him tell me anything about him, thankyou
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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Deborah Cuff/Platt » Fri May 24, 2013 4:36 pm

Sam wrote:YES Iwas at Aldergrove when died, also I had to burn his kit because of the blood stains

Sam Harrison

Why did you have to do this??

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Sam » Sat May 25, 2013 4:36 am

Because I was asked by RIck AIndow , this was also because I was a Friend of his, 42 years ago where as the time gone.

Also you will have to ask Rick Why he asked me and nobody else - sorry

May he Rest In Peace.

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Sat May 25, 2013 10:29 pm

Its a thing we have to do I had to dispose of things after a cot death it broke my heart.
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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby tigger » Sun May 26, 2013 6:11 am

Sam

you highlight one of the more distasteful jobs that falls to soldiers, the movies only show where the officers put the personal belongings of the fallen neatly into a shoe box and return them with a letter to the family.

It falls on guys like us then to clean up the less pleasent part of the job, disposing on the stained and torn uniforms worn by our mates, I imagine in your memory you can see each item as you burnt it, a vikings pyre for the fallen.

I hope you dont suffer from the memories but cherish this action as a last mark of respect to mate

Respect Trev Jones

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Bill Bentley » Sun May 26, 2013 10:37 am

well put Trevor !

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Sam » Sun May 26, 2013 11:28 am

Trev

Yes I can describe each item as I consigned to flames - but thankfully I don,t have any bad dreams only good about Big Ernie


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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby dusty » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi Sam, I believe there were 3 in the land rover Johnny Wood, Ernie, and (spud) Terry Murphy. Email Woody, he will avail you of the episode.

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Re: Fallen Old Comrades!

Postby Sam » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:23 pm

Dusty hi


Yea Terry as gone into the details thanks

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