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Dave Blocke

Post by Bob_H » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:18 am

We've received this sad news from Dave's son, Vince.

My father David Blocke died yesterday in hospital. He served in the regiment for many years, mostly as the regimental farrier. He was a regular attendee at your reunioins I am sure his passing will bring back many memories for many of your members of the bugger he was in his youth.

David John Blocke 14th/20th King's Hussars 1954-1982

Our sincere condolences go to Vince and the family.

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by Sam » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:33 am

Knew Dave in the Regt and he was a great person to know, Sorry to hear of his passing our thoughts are with his family R.I.P. Dave

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by Shep » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:54 am

Best Wishes and condolences to Dave's family RIP mate

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by 27 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:55 am

2012 is turning into a very sad year for Hawks R.I.P. Dave sincere condolences to his family.


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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by DRACSS » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:32 am

I was very saddened to read about Dave. He was a real character, and i had the great pleasure and benefit of serving in the same troop of SHQ A Sqn as Dave throughout Benghazi, Tripoli and UN CYPRUS.
If ever you wanted advice "on how to beat and use the system" Dave was your man.

Together we bought a Ford Thunderbird from a yank in Wheelus Airbase, Tripoli , in 1965, it ran well untill Dave stripped the engine down, after that action it never ran well, so Dave added OC 600, heavy Centurion tank engine gearbox oil, which made it very very quiet, then sold it back to another yank for nearly twice the price.
Dave you were priceless, may you R I P
Sincere condolences to thefamily
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Post by FERDY » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:39 am

Knew Dave well, sincere condolences to his family. R.I.P.

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by grumpygrandad » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:02 am

Knew Dave well many years ago always enjoyed his company,condolonces to his family.
RIP Dave

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by Ron Flowers » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:26 am

Remember Dave well R.I.P. and sincere condolences to all the family and friends.

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Post by HarryBennett » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:29 am

DAVE TOOK OVER THE FARRIERS JOB FROM BILLY WOODCOCK AT THE SAME TIME I TOOK OVER RUNNING THE STABLES IN BENGHAZI. WE SPENT SIX YEARS WORKING TOGETHER. RIP. DAVE PAM & i SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY. YES IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY BAD START TO THE YEAR . SO REST IN PEACE ALL THE HAWKS THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG TANK PARK. HARRY BENNETT.

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Post by John Clements » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:45 am

WHAT A SAD TIME RIP DAVE CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY.

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by Les » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:33 pm

Never served in the same squadron as far as I can remember but like most of us knew him as a good steady guy to have around.
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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by Brian Hunter » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:25 pm

Sincere condolences to all Dave's family. That NAAFI queue in the sky is getting longer and longer RIP Dave

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by Prendo » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:52 pm

Remember him only briefly having met him shortly before he left the regiment.

RIP Dave.

Condolences to all the family and friends.

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by billy whittle » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:20 pm

Knew Dave from my time in the Regt, RIP Dave. Sincere condolances to all his Family.

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Re: Dave Blocke

Post by ALAN SIMPER » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:22 pm

Vaguely remember Dave from Hohne, i think he had a daughter who either was engaged or going out with one of the catering corps lads.

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