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This ‘Fallen Heroes’ section is dedicated to all those who have served their country and lost their lives.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them"

Below are NGVFA members who have sadly passed away:

Richard Kanitz

Richard Kanitz
17/05/1954 - 22/01/2019
Posted 25/01/2019

I have to report the very sad news that Richard passed away on the Morning of Tuesday 22/01/2019.

Richard, an ex Sergeant in the Royal Engineers, served in the Falklands, Gulf 1 and Northern Ireland.

I have no further details at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Rest in peace.

Ian Allen

Ian Allen
09/02/1963 - 08/01/2019
Posted 22/01/2019

I have to report the loss of Ian Allen, First Gulf War Veteran who died on the 8th January. He had a spontaneous brain haemorrhage, just relaxing at home.

The funeral will be at Kingsdown Crematorium, Kingsdown Rd, Swindon SN25 6SG at 1:30pm on the 1st February.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Rest in peace.

Dereck Nichols
1965 - 2019
Posted 18/01/2019

Dear Members -

Another member, veteran and friend Dereck Nichols died on Monday 14/01/2019.

He served with the Coldstream Guards in the 1st Gulf and NI.

DOB: 24/10/1965 Died 14/01/2019

We have no further details at this time of Dereck’s funeral

Our best wishes and Condolences go to Kay and the rest of his family.


Dereck's funeral is Wednesday 30th January at 10.30, at St Cuthberts Church, Peterlee

Rest in peace.

Alexander Ferguson
Posted 24/10/2018

We have just heard that Mr Alexander Ferguson, a Gulf 1 Veteran who served with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, died on the 3rd of July this year of a Brain Tumour.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Rest in peace.

Ian Harris
Posted 05/10/2018

We have just heard that Ian Harris, who lived in Scarborough North Yorkshire, has died.

He served in the Navy and was a Petty Officer and was a veteran of the Falklands and Gulf 1 conflicts.

He died in hospital on the 6th September 2018, we have been told that the funeral has taken place.

Rest in peace.

Philip Rafferty
1960 - 2018
Posted 28/09/2018

It is with great sadness we have just heard that Mr Philip Rafferty passed away on the 27/09/2018

DOB: 30/07/1960 Died: 27/09/2018

He lived in Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, NE30 4EW; He was a Gulf 1 Veteran and served with RAMC

His funeral will be at St Edward's Church, 1 Coquet Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1EE
Friday 12th October; Time 10.00am

Rest in peace.

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