Les Kearton

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by wheels406 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:23 pm

Such sad news. Fond memories of him in Block MB6, Hohne days with A Sqn (XXH), as well as on the tank park. Always had a smile on his face.
R.I.P Les and my sincere condolences to his family

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Prendo » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:36 pm

Remember Les very well, great bloke.

Condolences to the family.
RIP Les.

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Post by SteveR » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:38 pm

RIP Les, sincere condolences to all.

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by kevman » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:43 pm

Les was after my time, but as an original XXth of A Squadron he is fondly remembered by those who knew him. Condolences to his family.

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by brian knight » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:16 pm

R.I.P. Les,condolences to all the family. Brian.

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by trooper186 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Goodbye les R.I.P

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Bulldog » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:31 pm

You can now rest in piece mate, the pain has gone sleep well.

Our condolences & sympathies go to all family a friends of a good honest man.

RIP Les

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Brian Hunter » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:30 pm

Didn't know Les but sincere condolances all his family. RIP

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by 27 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:42 pm

R.I.P. Les you fought a brave battle sincere condolences to his family.


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Re: Les Kearton

Post by tigger » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:21 am

I just had a mail from Bill Bentley, and just to explain I did not intend to suggest that Les had no manners by using the phrase no aires or grace but rather to make the point the Les wasn't false person he was in fact the opposite
If anyone was upset by the miss understanding in particular Les'S family I apollogise for any missunderstanding or upset it might have caused. I wouldn't sully a mates memory by saying anything to denigrate him not my style.

I thank Bill for pointing it out to me and allowing me this oppertunity to make it clear

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Lunanbay » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:32 am

One of the few guys that could honestly say been there, done that,
a good friend and true Hussar
My greatest sympathies to all his family

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by stumpy joe » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:14 am

Lorraine as asked me to let everybody know that we are all invited back to the.
YE OLDE ORIGINAL WITHY TREES
STATION RD
BAMBER BRIDGE
PRESTON
PR5 6LA
After the service she didn't have any details when she spoke to John, I'll try and contact him on Monday, or if anybody knows his number and lets him know it will be much appreciated

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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Bob_H » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:16 pm

The funeral will take place at 12:00 on Friday 17th February. Charnock Richard Crematorium, Preston Road, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7 5JP
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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Dave.mil » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:41 pm

I joined juniors with Les in 1976 along with Killer Dewhurst, Stu Duxbury and Paddy Malloy, Les made the dizzy heights of Junior Lance Jack, the only one of the 14/20th contingent to make it. He was a good bloke and always had a smile and a usually bad joke to keep morale up. A very sad loss our sincere condolences to his family.

RIP Les
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Re: Les Kearton

Post by Wanny » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:15 am

Such sad news Les was my climbing partner when we climbed Mt Kenya in 82 and we shared many a laugh and a doss bag, I have a couple of old photo's and many many happy memories of Les, an honest to god genuine good guy who never seemed to get stressed and was always quick with a laugh and a joke.
Rest in peace pal Wanny.

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