RIP Frank Barratt, 56 Recce

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by 4jonboy, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    A little bit of sad news today. I heard on the local radio that Frank passed away recently, aged 96. He was a passionate and lifelong supporter of Hull City Football Club.

    I was lucky enough to meet Frank and his wife, Kay in Ellerker near Hull in November 2014. He served with my father in C Squadron, 56 Recce. A lovely man and a pleasure to meet with him occasionally during the past few years.

    A few photos of Frank, one with his wife Kay.
    RIP old soldier.


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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    :poppy: RIP Frank :poppy:

  3. 509thPIB

    509thPIB Well-Known Member

  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    RIP Frank. :poppy:

    The Tigers won 3-2 today at QPR, I hope he was looking down with a smile.
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  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    So sorry to hear this news Lesley. I know that you treasured your moments with Frank and of course a common bond as our fathers served with him through 56 Recce's campaigns in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. RIP Frank,
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  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    :poppy: Frank Barratt RIP :poppy:

  7. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    :poppy: RIP Frank :poppy:
  8. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    That's where I heard they'd won Steve, on Radio Humberside sports extra after the match yesterday. His son, Neil, rang in to say Frank had passed away, as some people knew him from Hull City.
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  9. Buteman

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

    :poppy: RIP Frank :poppy:
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Lesley, as a QPR fan, I'm happier than usual to accept the defeat if I thought it might make Frank smile down on us. :)
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  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    :poppy: RIP Frank :poppy:

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