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RIP: Tony Crane XXI Indep Para Coy

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    Default RIP: Tony Crane XXI Indep Para Coy

    Just had the sad news that my friend Tony Crane has passed away.

    Tony served as a sniper in the battle of Arnhem. His tally of kills written on wallpaper is on display in the Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek.

    His looks really belied his age. When I first met Tony some 10 years ago now at the unit's reunion, I did even not think he was a Vet.

    Here is Tony in a photo I took of him last year.

    Please see this site to read more and see some video's of Tony recounting his service.

    Anthony John Crane | ParaData

    RIP Tony.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Another one gone to Re-Org with the rest of the boys.

    I never knew you Tony, but RIP.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    sorry to hear the sad news Ade RIP Anthony john crane gone but never forgotten.

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    That wallpaper is an amazing iteem.. R.I.P. - Thanks for fighting for my freedom.

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    RIP Tony

    SteveR

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    RIP Tony " Airborne Forever "
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I would like to take this oppurtunity to thank you all for your comments. Tony was my grandad and everyone in the family loved him dearly. It is wonderful to see people who met him fell the same. Thank you once again.

    R.I.P Grandad

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Here are a couple pics of your Grandad I took back in 2003 with him holding a No.4 T sniper rifle.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    My condolences dicko86. What an outstanding gentleman your grandfather was. The international family of paratroopers has lost an honored senior member. RIP Mister Crane.

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    Sorry for the loss of your friend/Family
    RIP

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