Major A.B. Smethurst M.C.

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by Tom Canning, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 97 at a care home in Nottingham - Susan Smethurst was given the news just last night and asked me to inform the forum as this is her last link to her Father's family.
    RIP - AB !
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    RIP Maj Smethurst and my condolences to Susan and family.
     
  3. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    :poppy: R.I.P. Major A B Smethurst :poppy:
     
  4. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    R.I.P.Major Smethurst :poppy:
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    My condolences to Susan and her family.
    RIP
    :poppy:
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    More grim news...
    Condolences to you & yours, Susan.

    ~A
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Condolences to the family.
    Sadly another old soldier passes away .
     
  8. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Very sad news.
    Condolences to Susan and the family.
     
  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    :poppy: Major A.B. Smethurst MC :poppy:

    Paul
     
  10. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    Thank you so much for all the messages. Uncle AB was a character and a half. Still driving at 94, only went into a home this year and if physically very frail was still recognisable as the man in the photos and still telling me the 46th RTR were scruffy compared to his brother in 1RTR.
     
  11. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    R.I.P. :poppy:

    Condolences to the family.
     
  12. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Thank you so much for all the messages. Uncle AB was a character and a half. Still driving at 94, only went into a home this year and if physically very frail was still recognisable as the man in the photos and still telling me the 46th RTR were scruffy compared to his brother in 1RTR.

    Sorry to hear of your loss Susan. My condolences to you and your family.

    :poppy:
     
  13. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Sad news RIP Major Smethurst

    Condolences to Susan and family
     
  14. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    Sad news RIP Major Smethurst

    Condolences to Susan and family


    I think he is indeed resting in the shades of the trees probably with a large chilled glass of something
     
  15. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Susan -
    like a typical Tank man -from the sands of the desert through the mud - blood - to the green fields beyond
     
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Susan

    Please accept my sincere condolences on your grievous loss.

    Ron
     
  17. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Susan/Tom

    Resting under the shade of trees with a glass of something yes, but it is the company he is keeping,
    Reunited with loved ones and friends

    Mike
     
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Susan
    Condolences to you and your family
     
  19. timberman

    timberman Junior Member

    Just like to say that Bruce will be sadly missed, and I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing a very brave man.

    Timberman
     
  20. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Timberman
    to make use of his nickname is a dead giveaway that you knew him well possibly as a member of the 46th RTR and so your knowledge would be first hand- Susan will be pleased to learn of your connection...
    Cheers
     

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