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 Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher

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Number of posts : 2
Age : 67
Localisation : London
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester, Donnington, Wulfen, Fallingbostel
Registration date : 2012-01-13

PostSubject: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   13/1/2012, 18:09

I have registered on behalf of my brother-in-law, John (Jock) Gallacher. I am trying to find and inform his old mates that John died on 11/01/12 after a long fight with cancer. John served RAOC from ’72-94, stationed in Bicester, Donnington, Wulfen, Fallingbostel, and others I can’t remember. A champion flyweight boxer and all-round great guy, John was so proud to have served and said they were the happiest days of his life. His sense of humour is legendary, right ’til the end. John kept fighting back from deaths door, so much so that he was read his Last Rights 3 times - which he found hilarious. After being given 2 days to live, John fought on for 9 weeks - a hero to the end.
If anyone can give me links or advice to find his mates, I would be very thankful.

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Number of posts : 960
Age : 66
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   13/1/2012, 23:35

Can't help sorry but condolences. Sounds like a typical squaddy. RIP Jock.
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Number of posts : 1023
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   14/1/2012, 05:01

Yes RIP Jock, you've earned it.
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PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   14/1/2012, 07:17

You could try here mate....Good luck with your search


http://www.army.mod.uk/rlc/history/363.aspx

Or here

http://raoc.websitetoolbox.com/
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Number of posts : 2986
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   14/1/2012, 08:06

Sounds like he was a right character, don't think they are encouraged in todays Army. Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Number of posts : 2
Age : 67
Localisation : London
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester, Donnington, Wulfen, Fallingbostel
Registration date : 2012-01-13

PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   17/1/2012, 02:49

Thankyou Gentlemen, for taking the time to reply.
The links have proven very useful.
Best Wishes
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PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   17/1/2012, 10:32

Keep us up to date on your search mate..There have been some amazing finds on here. sunny
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Number of posts : 2986
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   17/1/2012, 12:00

Gordon. wrote:
Keep us up to date on your search mate..There have been some amazing finds on here. sunny



I'll second that, we've found out that Barnes Wallis was a Gunner! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Finding Friends Of John (Jock) Gallacher   17/1/2012, 14:25

No Laughing
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