Just to let you know that the funeral of Mick (Chick) Hitchcock was
very well attended, such was the feeling for a very popular and well
liked person who had a wonderful send off. Mick Hickman came over
from Spain for the funeral, so there was a lot of catching up to do
in the RMA afterwards. I joined up with Mick in January 1954, and
from the first day we met he always had a warm and friendly smile
which he carried with him all through his service and civilian life.
I had an email from Bob Chumleigh who also joined up with me in 54.
He sent me the squad photo of the completion of our first months training.
I would be most grateful if you could post it on the Band web site,
and hopefully it will stir up a few happy memories. Sadly like Mick
another member of that squad who is no longer with us is Chris Fry
who went through Boys Wing with me in Neptune House. Mc Mckenzie another
squad member who I see every now and again lives in Dover, and Dave
Aves I see at the reunion in Pompey. As for the remainder where they
all are is anyone's guess so it would be great to hear from them wherever
they are. I hope you and your family are all well Richard and in good
health. As usual Deal is starting to look good now that the warm sunny
weather is with us. The only thing that is missing is the sound of
music coming from the concert hall and South Drill Field.
(Oh for the good old days). Well that's about it for now Richard.
care and kind regards to your Family.