Another WW2 Veteran dies

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Tom Canning, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    This is to announce the death of Larry Canning ex RAF serving in Malta for a time and playing football for the RAF against all comers in the Mediterranian Theatre as an Aston Villa player in the late 40's and 50's and on retiring from Football took up a position with the BBC for many years commenting on all the Midland games.

    A first class golfer he played off a plus two mark and I only played against him once - that was enough.

    A truly nice guy who played with and against many of the best - Massie - Cummings - Waring - Ford - Blanchflower - Cullis- Wright and will be sadly missed

    Tom Canning
  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Very sad. Was he a relative of yours, Tom?
  3. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    :poppy: Larry Canning. R.I.P. :poppy:
  4. Buteman

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

    :poppy: Larry Canning - R.I.P. :poppy:
  5. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member


    My sincere condolences at the loss of your brother.

  6. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    RIP Larry Canning. :poppy:
  7. Kbak

    Kbak Senior Member

    :poppy:Larry Canning. R.I.P.:poppy:
  8. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    RIP Larry Canning, who Im sure will be known to my Father in Law, a Villa fan from those times.

  9. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Larry Canning. RIP:poppy:
  10. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Sorry to hear of your brother's passing, Tom. It sounds like he lived a very full and rewarding life. How many appearences did he make for the Villa?
  11. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    :poppy: Larry Canning RIP :poppy:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother

  12. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    My sincere condolences to you Tom

    :poppy: RIP Larry Canning :poppy:

  13. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hard to say as he signed professional forms in 1941 - went off to war in '43 - back in '47 until 1954 kept getting pushed around by people such as Ivor Powell - Danny Blanchflower - then when Trevor Ford went off he went in as a striker - centre forward in those days and enjoyed many tussles with his good friend Leslie Compton..of Arsenal he also played many rounds of Golf with his American friend Lee Trevino when he popped into the UK- and it was laughs all the way around the 18 holes - Larry had a good life so no complaints
  14. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Sorry for your loss, Tom.

    :poppy: RIP Larry Canning :poppy:
  15. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

  16. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    My condolences on the loss of your brother Tom.

    Kind regards,

  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Tom so sorry to hear of yet another loss to your family.

    I can see a family resemblance from the photo in Cee's link.
    larry canning.png

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2021
  18. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    to be sure and begorra - Diane 'tis the Ulster look of the Glanceys who sneaked into Scotland and married one of the fair Wallace's in the 1860's.....the Wallace clan hasn't been the same since !

    2012 hasn't been that good to start off with two deaths already

  19. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    :poppy: Larry Canning RIP :poppy:
    Your Duty done the last bugle call answered
    You are in my thoughts and prayers
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    :poppy: Larry Canning. R.I.P. :poppy:


    I was very sorry to learn of the loss of your brother.


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