Everybody thought the world of Ray, a really nice person, this is the message recieved on the groupbox forum,

Les, this blog author



DOB:  31st August 1941  Died: 26th  December 2012


Ray Grant

From: – Ken Cowen KOYLI 2LI

Just read a email off Jim Smith informing myself and a few lads that my old mate Ray has passed away, brilliant bloke, I know a lot of lads will be very upset, Jim will give us more info
when he finds more news to pass on,
Ken Cowen
Cede Nullis
Please pass on my condolences to Rays family, new Ray from our training days in Strensall and Ponte,a good mate and friend
Mick Fill————-


Will somebody please pass on my condolences to Rays family.

Gary Dickinson



Please pass on my condolences to Rays  family RIP dear Ray

David Fill



Please pass on our condolences. Ray and Bry Bills and our Bernie all at our for their weekend leave from Ponte.i was only a teenager then, its such a shock to me. will let Bernie know.

Jim and Ruth Lancaster



Shocked to hear about poor old Ray….doesnt seem that long ago when we were chatting……..A really nice bloke and Im sure a lot of people will miss him.

Please pass my condolences to his family.      One of our original members and a great loss.

R.I.P.  Ray

Cede Nullis

Russ Snood



Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing.   Grateful my condolences are passed on to his family.

Harry Finley



Hi I’m struggling to get in touch with Rays daughter Nicola and husband John, I know Rays land line & mobile number, with no luck, I’ve emailed Smudge to see if he knows John & Nicola’s number, there is no point going to Rays home as it appears nobody

is there at this time, Ken Cowen



Served with Ray in D coy Hilden, Germany, brilliant bloke. Please pass on my condolences.

Les Turner.


Very sad to hear that Ray has passed away. A fine soldier and dear friend, always ready to give all and to smile while doing it. Please pass my deepest condolences to Rays’ family.

Tim Humphreys



pass on my condolences to rays family a sad loss

Jim Matheson


ted brown
Please pass on my condolences to Ray’s family agreat bloke i was on my way to Bedale when Brian Bills rang to tell me, a very sad loss to all who knew him.

Ted  Brown.



Sad news about Ray my thoughts are with his family.

Brian  Fill


fred howard

Please pass on our condolences to Ray’s family for us he was a great bloke

Fred Howard


HI Ken could you please pass uorr condolences to Rays family. A very sad loss .

Marg and Dave Connelly



I Just got this News this morning from Brian Bills, I thought his Son-in-Law would have telephoned me to let me know. But then he would have had a lot of things on his mind along with Ray’s Daughter.

Crowie Moore


Hi Ken.   I really am sorry to hear this terribly sad news about Ray, even more so at this time of year.   I  would appreciate if my condolences could please be passed to his family.   R.I.P.

Eric Gilbert


Hi Ken and June,

Another Cede Nullis loss, a great friend to everybody who new Ray Grant R I P

Please pass Ann and My ( Rowdie ) condolences on to Ray’s family at this sad time !!!!

Alan and Ann Yates


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