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October 26, 2015

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Teese Funeral

October 26, 2015

Information on the confirmed arrangements as follows:

Date:                             Wednesday 4th November 2015

Time                               10.30am

Church service             St Pauls Church    Spring Grove  Liverpool L12 8SJ

Followed by                   Burial in family grave

Yew Tree Cemetery  Finch Lane   Liverpool  L14 4DG

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2015

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October 30, 2015

Gentlemen,   I posted my views on the rejection to provide a piper earlier on the Obituaries thread but I can't seem to access it now so I thought I would post an update here. Since that post with the help of John Rochester I contacted David Allfrey and he is looking into the circumstances of the decision to not provide a piper. I am confident that David will cut through all the red-tape and this matter will have a satisfactory conclusion. There may well have been cost implications and the person who turned down the request might have thought they had no other option but sometimes there are special circumstances that have to be considered.  Can I also mention that it was John Webster who drew my attention to the issue this morning prompting me to speak to JR and get David's contact details. David phoned me back within 10 minutes of me sending my e-mail. So four like minded former SCOTS DG, one of whom is a former CARB working together as they did when they served.  I see that as proof that the SCOTS DG haven't forgotten our 3DG roots. Wee Frankie

October 30, 2015

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October 30, 2015

I think everyone, Wee Frankie, is grateful for your support in this matter. Your entry under obituaries is on page 2 so you must click on the 2 at the bottom of the page to access it.

October 30, 2015

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October 30, 2015

Wee Frankie, It is obvious, after reading this and your other entry that the problem may have arisen due to the person Sharon had informed not knowing how to report this situation, before replying to us down here, and failed to ask for advice before making the mistake of reponding without advice to the contrary.. Perhaps it could be said that this could have been responded to correctly if the proper procedure had been to hand for this decision maker at the time of the request. At least a lesson has been learnt now, for correct response documents to be to hand. ALWAYS. There is no animosity down here for the O.Rs in all of this, they had nothing to do with that poor response. We have ALL learnt a lesson. Tom

November 1, 2015

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November 1, 2015

Gents, Grovelling apology coming.... in all the flak around, I forgot to get a copy of LAST POST,,,, Has anyone got a copy /print of said item for the service on Wednesday???  SORRY TOM

November 1, 2015

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November 1, 2015

All music now sorted. Can all those who are attending the Funeral of Dickie please let me know numbers soonest, so the family can organise the buffet and drinks etc?  Thanks,  Tom

November 1, 2015

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November 1, 2015

Tom, Email sent, but in case I've got your wrong address, I will be there but will be returning to the Midlands straight after, so no need to include me in Buffet/Drink numbers. John (JKW)

November 1, 2015

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November 1, 2015

Tom, Email sent, but in case I've got your wrong address, I will be there but will be returning to the Midlands straight after, so no need to include me in Buffet/Drink numbers. John (JKW)

November 2, 2015

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November 2, 2015

Tom should be there with Standard just after 0930. John Evans

November 2, 2015

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November 2, 2015

Thanks John, much appreciated!!  The policeman who was murdered the other week be young thugs doing a robbery in Birkenhead is at this moment being buried with full Police honours today, the cortege being led by a FULL PIPES and DRUMS BAND, service in the Lpool Cathedral (not the Paddies Wigwam) live on ITV News this morning.  If they can do this, why could the Regiment not provide even one piper? Speaks volumes. Probably on ITV this evening too. Tom

November 3, 2015

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November 3, 2015

Parking can be a problem at the church, it is very limited on that street, but there are a few streets close by with SOME general parking, so be advised, give a bit more time to the journey just in case. Tom

November 4, 2015

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November 4, 2015

NW England and Wales Branch have managed to give  help and solace to Dickie Teese's family in their loss at this time, for which the family have expressed their gratitude to this Branch. We all had a time to reflect, a time to be grateful for knowing Dickie, and also in helping the Teese family in this time of loss. Dickie would no doubt be well satisfied that his last wish was granted.Rest in peace, old soldier, your duty done. The Church service went well, in a lovely setting inside the church where we had just over 30 attendees from the NW Branch, and I thank them all for attending. I give my truly humble thanks to this Branch, they have been determined throughout that Dickie WOULD get the  send off he so richly deserved. My grateful thanks must go to them all, they were determined that Dickie would get his last wish, and we did it with a lot of help and information from his lovely family, without which we would have struggled more than a bit . Rest in peace, Dickie, old soldier, family man and friend to us all.  Tom

November 5, 2015

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November 5, 2015

Yes Tom, it really was a good "send-off" for Richard "Dickie" Teese. Apart from the priest, who I thought a tad boring, the speakers during the Service spoke really well and paid wonderful tributes, speaking clearly & with obvious emotion. The lone piper, from the Liverpool Scottish (my Dad's old regiment !) did a great job, and even for those not overly in love with the pipes (!?!), all must admit it brought a real atmosphere to the occasion, and more than that, fulfilled Dickie's wish. I was particularly pleased that guys who were "pure" SCOTS DG (ie, neither former Grey or Carabinier) also felt the need to pay their respects to the last surviving Carabinier from the Battle of Nunshigum by attending Dickie's funeral. It's a pity, indeed a shame, that no-one from the serving Regiment or HHQ deemed it important enough to attend such a significant passing of "one of our own" - that greatly disappointed me. "Never Again Did Nunshigum Fall Into Enemy Hands" is the ending of the Citation, and never again will we get the opportunity for anyone to say farewell to one who fought for us in that battle - there are some at HHQ and the Regiment who should hang their heads in shame for not doing more in participating in one way or another for the Final Demob of Richard "Dickie" Teese. John (JKW)

November 5, 2015

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November 5, 2015

Thank you John, I am sure that your excellent report on the event will be very much appreciated by his family, and all who attended the sendoff. As for the priest, at one time  I thought he was about to pop off to the land above, but he did manage to remain with us all!! Your comments on the sterling service the Piper gave to the whole occasion will long remain not just in our memory, but more so with Dickie's family and their friends who attended. Their comments were full of praise for his presence and piping abilities, he will long be in the memory of us all, but even more so for those who have never heard a Piper's playing so magnificently. All in all I think Dickie had the send off he so dearly wanted and so richly deserved. A day to savour and remember for us all. My thanks also to you John, you also helped to make the day so memorable. Tom

November 5, 2015

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November 5, 2015

Strange as it may sound, the time I will miss Dickie most is at the Remembrance Service at Chester Cathedral, when I stood with Michele and Phil either side of Dickie's wheelchair for him to lay the wreath on the War memorial outside. I think he was more delighted doing that than most other things he did. He was, of course, remembering his long fallen comrades of Nunshigum. A great hero, and a lovely man. Tom

November 6, 2015

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November 6, 2015

I will not sully this event on this string suffice to say that as far as I remember the C42 had a standby mode on it per se, the word score has more than one meaning and rose tinted spectacles hide a myriad of things bob


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