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Sherman Crewman Frank Dennis Gent

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Thanks Paul and to Frank too for making the journey.

 

I missed all of it.

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I missed all of it.

 

Its true then that you were found asleep under a 'jimmy' cradling an empty whisky bottle in each hand and wearing a huge grin.:shocked::rofl:

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Will Mr Gent also be at the War and Peace show?

 

Hi Enigma

 

No, he wont be there, infact, I've never been either, although I hear its not bad...........off to the Buckfastleigh show now, have a saracen fluid flywheel tool to borrow.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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Just thought I would update this thread as a matter of interest. We were very proud of my uncle who was invited to a "do" at Buckingham Palace recently as a veteran of the war.

 

Prince Andrew had a chat to him and asked a few questions about his medals and cap badge. Its an important thing that we take the time to say thank you and to remember. And to think, until recently, he thought people wouldn't be interested in what he had done.

 

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I'm sure he knows that's not true and hope he will write down or dictate as many of his experiences as he can before he forgets them . Best wishes for his wonderful long life.

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Just to report the passing of my uncle detailed in this thread. It’s all the more important to preserve these vehicles that we have for the sake of history as those that were there leave us. 

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I'm so sorry to hear that Paul, it was an honour and privilege to meet him and be given the opportunity to take him for a ride in the Sherman. They truly were the greatest generation. RIP Frank.

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I remember meeting him at A&E.

He brought a model Sherman he made himself out of metal IIRC.

It was a honour meeting him and being able to talk.

Rest in peace and my condoleances to all.

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