Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
Remembering WWII Veteran Roy John William Gibbs (1925-2011) April 13, 2011 Roy Gibbs passed away April 13, 2011. He served as a Telegraphist Air Gunner in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and was from Orpington, Kent in England. He held a number of position on the board of the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association (TAGA) and was Editor of their Newsletter. Roy Gibbs was a friend of the Wartime Heritage Association and was involved in sharing some of his wartime experiences and historical information, which contributed to the Association’s wartime theatrical stage musical productions. It was an honour to have known him and he will be remembered by all those with Wartime Heritage that had the opportunity to meet Roy during the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association's (TAGA) events and Annual Memorial Weekends in Lee- On-Solent, Hampshire, UK between 2004 and 2007. Roy was an excellent contact for the Wartime Heritage Association in preparing to perform for the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association at their reunions. The obituary from the Telegraph (announcements.telegraph.co.uk): Roy John William Gibbs, suddenly on 12th April aged 86. Dearly loved and devoted husband of 64 years of Joan, much loved, wonderful father of Avril and grandfather of Alexander and father-in-law of Alastair. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral Service is at the Beckenham Crematorium, Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, at 2:15 pm. Immediate family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to Francis Chappell & Sons, Boundary Place, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9JW, tel: 01689 875116. He will be missed by our members and remembered always. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Joan, his daughter Avril, the rest of his family, and TAGA friends.
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