An obituary by Billy.

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  1. The week before last we finished our Shift-work on a Thursday morning. As usual - we're all
    knackered but happy to be having a few days rest before Monday comes around and we all
    had to start the whole routine again.

    I said to one member of our shift;
    "See you Monday Buster", and as usual I was greeted with a happy shagged out smile and
    he replied;
    "Yeah - I'm fu** to get some kip and then get on with all this home improvements
    stuff that's going on!"
    He had the builders in doing all manner of stuff according to conversations we would have
    through the night. Ex military talk about everything and anything and usually end up
    taking the piss out of all of it. We even got round to talking about knocking the job
    on the head. Been doing it too long. Time to call it a day. Take the zinc hand-shake
    and the pension and fu*k off out of it. Y'know how it goes.

    We all ambled our seperate ways and dragged our tired selves away for a well earned rest.

    That was it really. Nothing much to write home about.

    Then Monday comes along and I gets into work about 06:30 and I'm looking at another
    member of the Shift who seems to have a lot on his mind.

    "Have you heard about Buster?", he says.
    Military humour kicks in and I said,
    "He thrown a sicky? Won the fu**ing Lottery or what?"

    "No Mac - he passed away on Sunday"

    I'm thinking - did I just hear you right? You just told me Busters died?

    I'd just managed to get through my 59th Birthday and Buster (who was
    bordering on 62 I think) had crossed the bar?

    No - this is not right. I only said "See you Monday" four f**king days

    The worst possible news anyone could get at 06:30 on a Monday morning.
    Taken ill over the weekend and into hospital, and died early on Sunday

    We're all feeling low and we're all wondering how such a thing could have
    possibly happen. It's not fair. It's not right - we were only discussing the
    fact that we were BOTH thinking of getting the fu*k out of the job in the
    not-too-distant future.

    Paul Brown was a good bloke - ex CRS, and I've known him for a lot of years.
    I feel for his wife, his son and daughter and every other member of his

    Like all of them - everyone at work will remember him as a happy, cheerful
    and extremely likeable bloke.

    The funeral is on Monday 22nd July. I wish it wasn't happening, but it is, so
    we will all be there and we will all think of him and the family and mates
    he has left behind.

    R.I.P Paul "Buster" Brown.
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  2. That's no age to go but at least it was quick. I'd prefer that to a long drawn out downhill slide. RIP to your oppo Billy.
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  3. Loads more on our Hms Danae Facebook re Buster
  4. Sorry to hear that, thoughts are with you x
  5. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Condolences to you and the chap's family and friends.
  6. My condolences to you and his family. RIP.
  7. Reminds everyone of their own mortality.
    R.I.P. Buster
  8. Very sad, hope you're ok x
  9. Old ships rip buster
  10. Condolences to his Family, and you Billy.
  11. Sorry for your loss Billy. Sounds like he was a good oppo to have on the job.
  12. Time & tide and all that Billy....Lost a brother in law last week suddenly. 58 and died in his sleep. No rhyme or reason. Condolences Billy....
  13. Billy sent you a PM
  14. Thankyou all for your posts. Service was mega-attended and donations went to NSPCC in lieu of flowers. We are now a man down and we will miss him - but life thunders on I suppose, and I bet he would not want us to be wearing sack cloth and ashes anyway.

    Cheers for the HMS DANAE link mate - showed it to the folks here.

    Yours Sincerely,


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