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RIP Richard Todd

Article about: Hi Guys, sad news. The famous actor and WW2 Parachute Regt Veteran has died aged 90. Who can forget him as Guy Gibson in the "Dambusters". Very sad news. Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Guys, sad news. The famous actor and WW2 Parachute Regt Veteran has died aged 90.

    Who can forget him as Guy Gibson in the "Dambusters".

    Very sad news.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    RIP a great man from a great generation.

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    Sad news !
    I met Richard back in 2000, when he attended a local Para reunion.

    .. A quiet but proud man.

    Gary J.

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    Richard Todd was a member of 7 (LI ) Bn The Parachute Regiment and as such landed in Normandy around 12.45am 6/6/1944 , he then fought in the Benouville bridgehead near Pegasus Bridge as part of the Bn.

    I loved his films and your right Ade his portrayal of Guy Gibson VC was a classic and of course by great Irony he also played John Howard the commander of the Pegasus Bridge Coup de Main party in the Longest Day.

    I met him at Ranville in 2004 when one of our group sat in his seat !!! Last saw him there a couple of years ago , last year he attended for the 65th but wasn't at Ranville on the 6th itself.

    RIP an Airborne soldier and a film legend.
    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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    Richard Todd at Pegasus Bridge this year
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    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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    The last ones alive are leaving us quickly. R.I.P. Only one of the Mannerheim knights attending the presidental independence festivities in Finland 6.12.09. There are two alive but the other one is too sick to attend.

    Rgds Jan

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    Jan who are the last two of the Mannerheim Knights ?
    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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    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news...-landings.html

    Richard Todd in Normandy this year
    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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    rip /I seen Richard in a play in about fifteen years ago.

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    A great man, and a great loss.

    I have to say I've always thought what a fine actor he was, especially in such films as the dam busters, the longest day, and he even appeared in a Dr who story if my memory serves me correctly.

    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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