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geoffmurray1
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It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you of the passing away this morning of our President and much beloved friend - Vic Ralph (No 1 Cdo). I cannot at this moment put words down to describe how deeply upset we all are, and how missed Vic will be to his family, his Commando comrades and his friends.

Hopefully I will be able to post details of his funeral once I have spoken to his close family.

Rest in Peace Dear Friend.

Geoff Murray


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John M
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Vic
It was a great pleasure to have known and talked with you,to have drank and laughed and been a small part of your life.

One of a rare breed with real humility and kindness.

A true 'Gentle'man.

Rest in peace Vic
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Bob Bishop
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May we join in expressing our sadness at hearing this news. Unfortunately we did not have the privilege of meeting Vic like some of you. Hopefully, at some time, more will be written of him by those that knew him well. I know we would be most interested to hear of his life.

Our best to all,

Bob & Janet
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Dear Vic! I am honoured to have known him, a perfect Gentleman who always had the time for the younger people, appreciated and encouraged us with a true Commando spirit, a man the like of which I shall never meet again,he was an inspiration, Both myself and Bev and all my family are deeply saddened, God Bless you old friend.
Ron and Bev
Stephen Donnison
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It is a very sad day .I never had the pleasure of meeting him ,but I heard great things of him
We shall never see their like again , Stephen and Hazel Donnison, and my brother Roy Donnison

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Our dearest Vic,what an honour it was to have known you and your sister Mollie,You were a true gent with a cheeky smile and our world was made a better place through knowing you,we will hold on to the memories of fort william and myself and brothers hold deeply in our hearts our last walk with you round the memorial gardens.Goodnight you lovely man,may you rest in peace,lots of love always,Denise and Nick.xx
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I never had the privaledge of knowing Vic but from the messages left here I know he, as well as all his other comrades, was a great man...

We shall remember them...

Nick Collins

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geoffmurray1
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It has been a year this morning since Vic's passing. I am sure he will have had a most restful year and will continue to look upon us and smile.

Rest in Peace Vic.

From all members of the Commando Veterans Association

Victor Henry George RALPH 1925 - 2007
No 1 Commando
Founder and former President of the CVA

Geoff Murray


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