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Richard Teese
October 24, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 24, 2015

Gentlemen and Ladies, This is a message I never wanted to send, but his family have just informed me of the passing away last night of Dickie Teese, our Nunshigum member, and hero. I have informed Dick Hill and John Scrivener, and Home HQ. I will pass on full details of funeral arrangements etc when I next hear from the family. This is a very sad day for us all, he will be very sadly missed by us all,  Tom

October 24, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 24, 2015

Yet another CARABINIER veteran, and what a veteran, journeys on to that tank park in the sky. R.I.P. Dickie Teese, My condolences to his kith and kin. b Bob Lewis

October 25, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 25, 2015

Can all members etc wishing to add their condolences and comments please use this website to do so, otherwise we will not know who has commented/added condolences etc to this string. Not everyone uses Facebook and other message formats. Thanks, Tom

October 25, 2015

Joined: May 9, 2014
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Richard Teese

October 25, 2015

So very sad to be informed of the loss of such an enigmatic and popular "old soldier".   Rest in Peace "Dickie" your duty here is done. Ken

October 25, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 25, 2015

Over the years I knew Dickie and spoke about his war duties I amazed on how down to earth he did his duty, his generation will never be forgotten,Dickie is now joining his friends of his youth ,bless them all R.I.P Dickie you did your Regiment,Country proud

October 25, 2015

Joined: May 9, 2014
Posts: 21
Richard Teese

October 25, 2015

Proud to have met Dickie on his visits to the Regt. RiP  

October 26, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 26, 2015

So sad that Dickie's Final Demob has arrived. We'd never met but I've read & heard so much of his exploits he deserves our greatest respect, always. Rest in peace Dickie, you were  a REAL soldier. Sincere condolences to all family & friends of the great man. John (JKW)

October 26, 2015

Joined: May 7, 2014
Posts: 4
Richard Teese

October 26, 2015

RIP Dickie was great to have met you the few times we did in Chester.

October 27, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 27, 2015

Another great light has gone out of our lives, but his spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of all members of the Carabiniers and the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. I first met Dickie in Lothian Bks Detmold, when he took over SQMS duties in A Sqn. Shortly after, I was put in the stores to help him for a few days. He was fabulous to talk to and with always. RIP Dickie, Tom

October 27, 2015

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Posts: 23
Richard Teese

October 27, 2015

So sad to hear of the passing of another Carabinier RIP Dickie.   Tom I have the Standard and if required will attend the funeral. John Evans

October 28, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 28, 2015

Yes please John. Directions are on the website, timings and service etc. I am having trouble getting the Piper and trumpeter at the moment but still working at it. RSDG HomeHQ can not send the two guys (1 if they no longer have trumpeters) due to COSTS!!! They spent a fortune on the Waterloo funfest, but do not apparently have the resources to fulfill the dying wish of the Last Surviving Carabinier who fought at the Battle of Nunshigum, surviving until last Friday! Dickie wanted Pipes and Trumpeter as his last wish, at his funeral, and the Regiment cannot or will not grant his wish. How much did Waterloo cost????? Our request would cost next to nothing compared to the cost of Waterloo, and Nunshigum was a vital victory, which stopped the Japs invading India and led to the allied victory. Shame, RSDG, shot yourselves in the foot on this one. Tom To my mind, it smacks of being insular and not responsive to an English request. Shame on them. After we in NW Branch have served the wishes of Dickie next Wednesday 4th November, I will instantly resign from the Regimental Association in disgust at the Regiment's response so far. Shame on them.

October 28, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 28, 2015

Tom do not resign. What would Dickie Teese say if you did. We are Carabiniers and we stand together we will not be beaten. We can carry on and every year at the Nunshignum dinner remember him and at every Rememberance parade. Let us all stand proud together.

October 28, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 28, 2015

Evo, I am expressing my disgust at HomeHQ and the present Regiment in the way they have brushed the response to Dickie Teese last request  aside. I have nothing against the serving soldiers, they do their duty as required. I am revolting against the dismissal of this matter of Dickie and his last request by the upper echelons of the Regiment and its hangers on, NOT against the serving other ranks who do their duty just as we did. These heads of the senior ranks  seem to be so high in the clouds that they see not the real needs of the rest of society. They are a disgrace to themselves, their families, and the serving and retired other ranks. I fail to see how they consider themselves so self rightious, when they are just hangers on. Lecture over. Tom

October 28, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 28, 2015

Furthermore, come judgement day, I know which of them all go up, and which go down to the gates of hell.(And it will NOT be we other ranks after this is over)

October 28, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 28, 2015

I emailed the CO and personally asked for a regimental piper to attend Dickies funeral. I was given his personal email address when I attended the coming home do in Leuchers. He said that if I were to ask for any thing to email him directly and he would try to do his best to facilitate the request. As nothing has been received I have to realise that we will not be getting a piper. I have forwarded Toms email to him, and hope he can sleep at nights.  

October 28, 2015

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Richard Teese

October 28, 2015

Many thanks for your support Ken, very much appreciated. Officers must be born with their backsides and brains swapped over. How can any real man not understand that a man will obey orders from a very able commander, at any cost, but our lot seem to think they can ride roughshod over the dying wishes of a very brave and considerate MAN, and not just a product of the public school genre. No wonder the other ranks show little if any respect to their officers, since THEY have NO respect for all  "other ranks". We in the Carabiniers had "characters" in the commissioned ranks, but they were all approachable, and at some times thinking an an angle to our thoughts, but we got on pretty well. It is obvious to me that this is not the case these days, which at times could generate open revolt if Commissioned ranks mishandle situations between them and ORs. I wonder what our Commander in Chief would say about this present confrontation of desires?? As Queen Victoria would have said, "WE are not amused" possibly??? Richard Teese deserves and should get from the upper commissioned ranks their gratitude for them having a man whe served his country to the very best of his ability, and was denied his dying wish to be buried with full military honours. But this present mob are blind to the honour of his actions at Nunshigum, and therefore not worthy of their rank and position. Richard Teese is and always will be  "Better than you, Gunga Din"


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