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Ray England
IP: 86.169.208.101


Sad news. I served with Ray for a few years up to Osnabruck days. He was a good soldier, hard, fit, determined certainly well suited for the SAS. He joined that special group of LF officers who were in the resurgent SAS after the war. George Lea, John Harington, Ian Cartwright, Billy Crawshaw and Ray.
My last memory of him was at the Winterburg Ski Centre that we ran for about 4 months one year when he delighted making young donkey wallopers who thought they had come for a two week skiing holiday go through survival training in the snow.

My sympathy and condolences to his loved ones.

Maurice

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