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    Always remembering A/Mech Johnny McNamara who died in September 1985.

    You are sorely missed.

    Alan
    Last edited by AlanF; 6 December 2007, 21:18.

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    yes remember him well from p31 sad times all around especially this time of year

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AlanF View Post
      Always remembering A/Mech Johnny McNamara who died in September 2005.

      You are sorely missed.

      Alan
      cant place him is the year he died correct

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      • #4
        Yes the year is correct, he was killed in a motor cycle accident in Bandon his home town. 6 September 1985.

        Also John was the first Duty Mech on Eithne.

        AlanF
        Last edited by AlanF; 6 December 2007, 10:26.

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        • #5
          Can't say I knew the guy , but condolences as I know what it is like to loose afriend under similar cicumstances.
          Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AlanF View Post
            Yes the year is correct, he was killed in a motor cycle accident in Bandon his home town. 6 September 2005.

            Also John was the first Duty Mech on Eithne.

            AlanF
            i think it was in 1985 that happened????

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            • #7
              GR, how did I make that mistake, yes you are of course correct, it was 1985 and not 2005, gees my memory is doing strange things as the years slip by.

              Made the correction.

              Last edited by AlanF; 6 December 2007, 21:21.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
                i think it was in 1985 that happened????
                yeah it was

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by moggy View Post
                  yeah it was
                  sadly a couple of years after that we buried another mech in the same graveyard Danny oNeill oReilly.. he drownded in cork harbour and was found about a month later it was so sad that after his cermony we all went over to see johns grave. rip to both. but its amazing the bond that builds up in the services

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                  • #10
                    GR, Have to agree with you when you say about the bond that buids up. When I was in the service I was not aware of this bond. It was only years later that I realised I had a bond with the people whom I served with.

                    Maybe this is something that comes with age or that there is a realisation that only eerges when you have left the service and something in civi life that brings back a memory.

                    For me the time spent in the service was very special, and that is something I would not have thought when I was actually serving.

                    Alan

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                    • #11
                      Jaysus, Johnny Mac....is it that long ago? I was in recruits with him on Spike in 1983/84.

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                      • #12
                        Am new to site so am only now getting chance to post
                        Shared a cabin with John,mad into photography,took some amazing photos
                        May he rest in peace
                        What do you mean abandon ship
                        Are they taking requests?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
                          sadly a couple of years after that we buried another mech in the same graveyard Danny oNeill oReilly.. he drownded in cork harbour and was found about a month later it was so sad that after his cermony we all went over to see johns grave. rip to both. but its amazing the bond that builds up in the services
                          Found this recently in a book. I can't believe it was so far back. Always remembered John. Not a forgotten ship mate.

                          A/Mech John McNamara.
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                          • #14
                            A nice little article on his funeral . Is that you Golden Rivet as a pall bearer ?
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                            Last edited by Laners; 22 December 2008, 20:31.
                            Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Laners. A realy nice tribute to John.

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