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Paul Savage
November 28, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 28, 2015

It appears that Paul Savage has passed away. He was a Carabinier  And RSDG. I have no other information of this passing.

November 28, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 28, 2015

If true (& I hope it's not), then so sad that Paul has passed on. He was both former 3DG & SCOTS DG, who many on here will remember as RSM. Not the stereo typical RSM granted, often seen with his trademark ciggy in it's black cigarette holder whilst drinking a glass of Bailey's, but always ready to listen and invariably with a smile on his face. Rest in peace Paul, your duty is done, & your BFT days are over (bet you're glad about that !). John (JKW) PS Just checked the SCOTS DG HHQ web site & no confirmation there on Paul's alleged passing, so maybe it's a "wait out" on it all.

November 29, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 29, 2015

Hi John Message came from Simon Allen. Dave Mason

November 29, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 29, 2015

Thanks Dave - must be true then. I note the absolutely useless SCOTS DG site, supposedly run by HHQ, STILL haven't  published the sad news. Now, if it was a polo pony that had died................ Rest In Peace Paul. John (JKW)

November 29, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 29, 2015

Wholeheartedly agree John. I spoke to toothpaste MaClean about Dick Teese's funeral asking if he could do anything about a piper, no reply from Edinburgh at all. Obviously not interested what happens south of the border!!  

November 30, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 30, 2015

RIP Paul, I too heard the sad news of his passing over the weekend from Simon Allen on FB. Just checked the SCOTS DG site again and still no acknowledgement. It is St. Andrew's Day, a public holiday up here so mibees the Castle is closed!!!! Even if it is surely someone from HHQ could have accessed the site remotely and confirmed the passing of a former RSM. Paul (5th RSM of SCOTS DG) was RSM when I first entered the Sgt's Mess in late '81 I didn't know him well, I was still too scared of the RSM back in those days. Condolences to his family. Wee Frankie

November 30, 2015

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Paul Savage

November 30, 2015

Very sad news, Paul was a good friend in our early days together in A Sqn SHQ in Detmold. We always blamed Sqn 2 I/C and him for wrecking the RE bridge on ex in Germany due to them both putting too much body weight on the Cent, which then cracked the bridge!! He will be sadly missed by us all. RIP Paul, you leave us all too early. Tom

December 2, 2015

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Paul Savage

December 2, 2015

Confirmation from HQ SDG of the death of Paul Savage.

From: Major JMK Erskine MBE

 

              Regimental Secretary

 

             The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

             (Carabiniers & Greys)

              Home Headquarters

              The Castle, EDINBURGH EH1 2YT

 

              Telephone:   0131 310 5100/5102

e-mail:  homehq@scotsdg.org.uk

              Facsimile:    0131 310 5101

 

 

HHQ 530

              27 November 2015

 

See Distribution                                                              

 

Notification of a Death

 

It is with regret that I inform you of the death on 26 Nov 15 of Mr P (Paul) Savage who served in 3DG/SCOTS DG from 1960-82. He was RSM from 1980-82

 

He was registered as a member of the London & South East of England Branch of the  Association.

 

His funeral details will be promulgated once know:

 

 

Condolences can be sent to:

 

Sally Thompson(Wife)

57 Kent Close

Paddock Wood

Kent

TN12 6JG

 

He is also survived by his 3 daughters Angie Hill, Christine Gilliespie, Yvonne Savage and step son George Savage.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

December 2, 2015

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Paul Savage

December 2, 2015

Sad news. I remember Beastie, as he was affectionately known, following behind HQ Sqn in Sennelager on their BFT, on a bicycle, with the famous cigarette holder in mouth. Henry Callander (RIP) HQ Sqn Ldr, took umbrage at this and challenged him on it. Paul, nonchalant as ever, quietly asserted he had already completed HIS BFT and, as RSM, was merely adding moral support to the stragglers of HIS sqn. Truth be told, Paul was simply not cut out for running, or jogging, or even fast walking BUT he was a great guy with a gentle, kind soul. He was a mentor to many of us and was one of the new breed of RSMs who didn't  shout and bawl all day to achieve things. I worked for him for a short  time when he was RQMS in Catterick in the late 70s he was always ready to give advice and he was a man of great intellect. RIP Paul, sad news indeed.

December 2, 2015

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Paul Savage

December 2, 2015

From: Major JMK Erskine MBE

 

              Regimental Secretary

 

             The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

             (Carabiniers & Greys)

              Home Headquarters

              The Castle, EDINBURGH EH1 2YT

 

              Telephone:   0131 310 5100/5102

e-mail:  homehq@scotsdg.org.uk

              Facsimile:    0131 310 5101

 

 

HHQ 530

              02 Dec. 15

 

The Regiment

 

Notification of a Death

 

Following on from my initial notification informing you of the passing of Mr P (Paul) Savage, I now have details of his funeral.

 

This will be held on Monday 14th Dec 15 at 1045hrs at:

 

Kent & Sussex Crematorium

Benhall Mill Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Kent

TN2 5JJ

 

There will be a wake following the service I will promulgate the details once known.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

December 9, 2015

Joined: May 15, 2014
Posts: 22
Paul Savage

December 9, 2015

PAUL ( beasty) was my troop Sgt ,A Sqn SHQ ,I use to baby sit a lot for him paid,fed  and watered ,a very nice guy

December 22, 2015

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Paul Savage

December 22, 2015

The news of his death seriously saddened me. He was my troop Sgt in Detmold and Cyprus. He was totally loyal to his troop and when he gave jobs out to be done he trusted they would be done. I remember arriving in Cyprus about a week or two after the rest of the troop, It was a Saturday. Of course on Saturday and Sunday night I was introduced to Famagusta life. Monday morning, I was a mess, Late for parade. As I opened the barrack door with SSM George's back to me I heard Paul report, All present and correct. To save me, thats the way he was.

R.I.P Paul. Sam podmore.

December 28, 2015

Joined: October 27, 2014
Posts: 24
Paul Savage

December 28, 2015

Remember him only too well from the good old days in Detmold. RIP old friend there are not too many of us left


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