St John (Singe) Powell BEM 10/11th January 2020

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St John (Singe) Powell BEM 10/11th January 2020

Post by BobH »

We've just received some shock news that Singe has died (uncomfirmed).

15:00 Confirmed by Astrid that Singe passed away overnight. Quite unexpected.
14th/20th Kings Hussars 25/05/1953 - 25/05/1977 Sabratha to Herford,

RIP my old friend.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 4th February, at 15:00 hrs, at Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground, Wyndham Road, Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7EJ, followed by a reception at the burial grounds.

Family flowers only. Donations will go to the British Heart Foundation, a collection will be taken at the service or donations may be sent c/o Co-op Funeralcare at Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground.

Singe is survived by his wife, Erika and daughter Astrid. Should you wish to write, the address is available from HHQ (01962 828521)
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What a sad loss of one of the Regiments biggest characters, R.I.P. Singe

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

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RIP Singe
Sounds like you were a true Hussar sir.
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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

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A very sad day, was lucky to call Singe a friend. One of the best Hawks I ever met. Will be sadly missed

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

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Singe and Joe Diver, a couple of lovable rouges as I recall, bigger in life as even their reputation. RiP.

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

Post by Mac McNulty »

RIP Singe and my condolences to Singe's Family. A Regimental Character without a doubt!

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

Post by TrevBurnett »

RIP Singe condolences to family. Thanks for your patience on my driving test .

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

Post by Arnie »

R.I.P. Singe, one of the greatest characters ever in the Regiment of great characters. As Bill said 'a lovable rogue' with the emphasis on Rogue. His exploits will live on forever. Again, Rest in Peace, Hussar!

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell 10/11th January 2020

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He was legend. RIP Singe.

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Re: St John (Singe) Powell BEM 10/11th January 2020

Post by Michael Burgess »

RIP Singe condolences to Astrid and family please let us know when and where the funeral is.
Bye Singe have you left some spare Jerry cans in the shed mate !!!!!!
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