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My dad, Eric Balmforth, was in the Royal Signals from 4th November 1945 until 5th August 1948. His army no. was 14089631 and he was a driver/signalman. I have several items that he'd kept: ie his soldier's pay book (although it is in a poor condition) and a movement order saying movement will take place on 31 Jan 1947 given by No1 Air Support Signals Troop, and a certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve, i'm assuming this was issued when he was demobbed. Also quite a few photos where he has written on the back to give some amusing details of the men he served with.

He was awarded the GSM Palestine Medal 1945-1948.

He died peacefully on 26th October 2019 at Thornhill Nursing Home aged 92 years. Dearest Dad of Maureen and father-in-law of Graham. Much loved Grandad of Rebecca and Sarah and Great Grandad of Joseph. A dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

From Maureen Kewley 24/02/20                   Email: Maureen Kewley

WISE, David Leonard

A Radio relay technician, who, after service in Dortmund, Rapier Barracks, was commissioned in 1978 and posted to Herford. He also served in Lippstadt and Blandford.

He retired in 2007 and moved to Coin, Spain.

He died on November 14th 2012 and is sorely missed by his wife and daughter.

From June Wise 18/02/20                   Email: June Wise>

SIMPSON, Frederick

14153567 Signalman Frederick SIMPSON passed away at the age of 95 in his sleep on Monday 20th January 2020.

A funeral will be held for him at Barrow in Furness Crematorium in Cumbria at 1pm on Fri 31st Jan 2020. The family have requested family flowers only however donations to Prostate Cancer UK would be hugely appreciated.

He leaves behind 3 sons and 2 daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anyone wishing to contact the family can do so via the email address below:

From Simon Thwaites 25/01/20                   Email: Simon Thwaites