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    Ray served in 13 Para in WW2 and was thought to be amongst the first to land in Normandy on D Day. A short film of him went 'viral' when he attempted to stand on Remembrance Sunday, to pay his respects for his fallen mates, he could not get up out of his wheelchair and was helped by two younger ex Paras. Ray later met Prince Harry and Megan. Ray's Bn were tasked with taking a bridge in Normandy before the Krauts could blow it. They succeeded. A few days later ray was shot in the head by a German sniper which put an end to his active service. The funeral will be at 10am at st John's church in Farnworth (near Bolton). family have asked any former paras to form a 'guard of honour' at entrance to church. refreshments provided in local club after. sorry do not have postcode for church. A diminishing Band of Brothers. RIP Ray.

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    Sorry fella's. The funeral is this Friday the 1st Feb at time and location above. Apologies. Wig

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    RIP Ray old mate. You more than did your bit. Stood up and got counted....
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    seen this on facebook he stood up with help from a couple o' lads. rest in peace Ray
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    RIP ​Ray.

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    R.I.P. Ray.

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    RIP
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    R.I.P. Ray
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    Rest In Peace Ray
    I just don't understand why they won't shut the hell up while I practice my people skills....

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    R.I.P. Ray

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    RIP Ray
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    Take your seat at Valhalla's top table Ray!

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    R.I.P. Ray.

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    R.I.P. Ray,another of the old and bold gone.

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    Ray.jpgPhoto of Ray and the 2 lads who supported him at Remembrance Sunday (Kieran McGurk on the left and John Price on the right). A bundle of energy in his mid 90's apparently, and knew how to put his beret on the reet way (as did Kieran and John)). Photo taken from local paper.

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    Re: Ray Shuck 13 Para WW2

    I think I have sussed out the reason for the way some people wear their beret these days.
    From above the left eye to the left ear is aprox 88degrees so for every year served you turn the beret 4degrees left so at the end of 22years the badge is over your left ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB View Post
    I think I have sussed out the reason for the way some people wear their beret these days.
    From above the left eye to the left ear is aprox 88degrees so for every year served you turn the beret 4degrees left so at the end of 22years the badge is over your left ear.
    The "Pancake" Looks 'orrible. Stupid...Comical. Do other Reg do it ?
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    Re: Ray Shuck 13 Para WW2

    The Andy Cap look.

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    Went to ray shuck's funeral this morning. Got up, she sez 'you are not going out in this are you?'. Prompt reply 'If this bloke can get no sleep, fly to France and jump in on D day with a Kraut welcoming committee, achieve what they set out to do, then get hit in the head by a sniper, then I can drive a few miles and stand there in cold weather'. Shut her up. i guess about 50 or 60 maroon hats with about 15 from other mobs attended, local PRA did the flag stuff and they had a pipe band to lead him for the last half mile to the church. family and friends seemed to have a strong airborne connections. A Para RSM and Lt Col in uniform appeared and 4 serving lads in combat gear helped to carry Ray in. The two lads who supported Ray at the Remembrance Sunday parade also helped to carry Ray.Very moving, some vets had traveled long distances to be there. Meks you proud to belong. Will upload any photos if any emerge. Think Ray would have been proud of his airborne successors. Rest in Peace now Ray

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    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Well done Don, quick off the mark. Thanks. wig

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    Good photo. See the Reg is there. Very good.
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