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John Atkin

Post by Bob_H » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:09 pm

We've received the following sad news from JC:

John Atkin passed away on Friday 22 June. John served from1966 - 1989 and finished his career as a SSgt.

John wanted everyone to know that he also served in 7th RTR from 1957 - 1960

Funeral Details:

A service will take place at 1030hrs on Monday 9th July at Harrogate Hill Methodist Church, Darlington DL3 0EY. A cremation will then follow at 1145hrs at Darlington Crematorium, West Cemetery, Carmel Road North, Darlington DL3 8RY.

The family invite friends to attend afterwards at the Darlington and Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX.

Floral Tributes or donations to John’s favoured charity of DEBRA. Thankyou.
To be sent to:

Seaton Leng & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors.
59A Bondgate, Darlington, Co. Durham DL3 7JR.
Tel: 01325 465 647

Flowers to arrive on the morning.

John is survived by his children, Louise, Chrissy, Janine and James. Letters of condolence may be sent to John’s eldest daughter, Louise Clamp of 55 Longfield Road, Darlington, Co Durham, North East DL3 0HU.


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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:34 pm

RIP John Condolencies to Johns family

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Post by Paul Keller » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:15 pm

Remember John very well during our time at Catterick and Munster, loved his Land Rover, was always rumoured that any new bits for it came from tec stores !
A very sad loss condolences to his family, RIP John

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Post by Shep » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Another friend and mate leaves us for a better place
Sincere Condolences to all who were close to him
Rest in Peace John

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Post by billy whittle » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:50 pm

RIP John, Sincere condolances to all his family.

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Post by Sam » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:09 pm

Yes another friend lost RIP John and our thoughts are with family at this time

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Post by SteveR » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:51 pm

Deepest condolences RIP John.

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Re: John Atkin

Post by paul » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:48 pm

i am very sad to hear john has passed away, i new him well and when i left the regiment and lived in darlington we only lived a couple of streets away from each other and spent many a happy hour trying out various single malts. rip john condolences to his family

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Post by Les » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:04 pm

Knew John fairly well, a nice guy, condolences to his family

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Post by PINKY » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:07 pm

RIP John, condolencies to his family and friends.

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Re: John Atkin

Post by Brian Hunter » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:32 pm

Condolencies to all his family and friends R.I.P John

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Re: John Atkin

Post by ALGY CAIN » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:14 pm

I was in the same troop as John in Singapore and for a time in Tidworth, got to know him really well. He was an extremely nice guy and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Condolences to his family. R.I.P.
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Re: John Atkin

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Re: John Atkin

Post by Brains » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:59 pm

When we were in Paderborn, John and I lived in the same village, Dahl, just outside Paderborn. John and his family lived on a small farm, and we spent many evenings haymaking, and drinking the farmer's home made brews. We met again when John was at what was FVRDE, at Chobham. We were in touch again recently and had a long chat on the phone. Our sincere condolences to John's family, and we greatly appreciated the fact that they took the trouble to go through his phone book to let us know.

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Re: John Atkin

Post by Johnny Morris » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:42 am

Like many others I had some great times with John especially in Hohne and look back on them with only the fondest of memories.

Yet another sad loss to our family

R.I.P John

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