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    Sad news

    It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Ron Bridges ("Poltewerke" on the forum) died last week.

    I knew Ron for forty years and he had been an avid collector of ordnance all of that time.

    Since his next of kin are in Canada it will be a while before arrangements can be finalised, but as soon as I have any information I will post it.

    In sadness,
    TonyE

    PS I was unsure where to post this, but as Ron was basically a cartridge collector at heart I thought this the most appropriate place

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    Hello Tony ,
    what sad times in the collectors world another well known name gone,,but not forgotten
    please pass on my condolences to his family and from all at BOCN .
    R.I.P Ron

    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .



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    What sad news, my condolences to his family.

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    Sad news indeed and a great loss to our community

    Tony

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    Our condolences to his family and friends.
    This sure has been a tough year for the BOCN brotherhood.
    All the more reason to appreciate the time we have with our families and each other.
    R.I.P. Ron.
    GOD Bless you all.
    Last edited by Jolly Green; 20th November 2011 at 11:36 PM.

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    Very sad news, Ron was a fund of information.
    My condolences to his family.
    Dave.

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    Condolences to Rons family and friends,
    Regards,Don,

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    I don't known what to say.
    Condolences to the family.

    Yoda
    Any live or dug ordnance presented by me has been disposed of by EOD technicians.

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    Very sad news to lose another member and Condolences to Rons family and friends
    Andy

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    Very sad news indeed. I knew Ron from the mid-70s although it was only in recent years that we established 'electronic' contact. Ron was very modest about his knowledge, which was considerable. As well as being a collector he was a thorough and able researcher willing to share hard won facts with anyone holding similar interests.

    It seems like yesterday that he used to drop by on Sunday mornings on his way to, or from, a local military vehicle collector - but on reflection it must have been twenty years ago that his family and medical commitments brought it to a stop.

    Happy memories Ron,

    Rest in peace,
    N.


 

 
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