This is to inform you that Ex musician RMBx 563 George Manktelow has
passed on recently at the age of 93 plus.
George served the corps as a cornet player for 22 years before transferring
to the Band of the Royal Engineers Chatham where he served for 5 years.
He then migrated to Australia and joined the RAAF Central Band where
he served another 12 years. A grand total of 39 years. When he finally
left the service he then became an active member of the Brass band world
here in Victoria and was still "blowing" and marching well
into his Eighties.
I only learned of his passing last night so I have not got the exact
date but it was I believe in October.
Could I please ask that you place George on the Sunset list.
My best regards to you and yours Richard,
to the "Obit" for George Manktelow I forgot to include this
little gem. While talking to George last year he happened to mention
that he was in the Royal Marines Band that played for the Kings Funeral.
When I said that would have been in 1952, George said "No, not
King George the Sixth, but King George the FIFTH in 1936".
I don't think that there would be many around who were with him on that
gig. I trust with your editing prowess you will be able to do something
Once again Richard thanks,