The original rat pack with Doc Jolly as a guest
Keeping the crew together for 25 years (for family members who dont know Reg by sight he is the good looking chap on the right)
Post from Jimmy Green on the HMS Brilliant 1980-83 facebook page.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I have been informed that CPO Reg Briers has crossed the bar whilst on holiday in Hawai
Your laughter will be missed Reg RIP shipmate
Reply from Terry Sully
Sad news my memories of Reg and I meeting in the after passage putting the world to rights most days during the conflict, will stay with me forever, rest easy shipmate.
Reply from Chris Latham
A true gent and one of the nicest, most helpful and genuine people I've ever worked with. Also, he was the man responsible for encourageing me to come to the Brilliant Reunions and bringing me back into the fold. Thank you Reg Rest easy shipmate.
Dave on the left enjoying a swift pint at the Livermead
Dave Pate killick jack dusty on board has sadly died a great bloke who was a regular at our reunions.
Service years 1966-1990
His funeral was attended by a good number of shipmates freinds and family on the 29th of January 2016 at Western Mill Plymouth.
A true shipmate one of a kind. Sorry cant make the 29th will raise a glass to his memory at the going down of the Sun
RIP SEMPER STRENUISIAM. 112
Jim died suddenly on the 1st of September 2014 from a heart attack. Thank you Jean for sending us this photograph.
He was a well liked and respected shipmate
Jim Linden FCWEA in charge of the WE Dept
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is with great regret I have to announce the extremely short notice and sad departure of Leading Seaman Tex Marshall. A family friend of mine and many others Tex was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer (oesophagus) in June (2013) but sadly suffered a stroke shortly after and passed away on Thursday 25 July.
"It is with great
regret we have to report the sad loss of Terry Bryant (ex AB(RP)) who unfortunately
sufferred a heart attack and left us last Friday 3 Oct 2008. Terry joined
the ship on her return from the Falklands in 1982. He was medically discharged
from the RN later when diagnosed with cancer. He leaves behind a partner and
4 small children. His funeral will be held at The Basingstoke Crematorium
on Friday the 17th October 2008 at 2pm. A small delegation will represent
the ship and a wreath will be laid in honour of a lost shipmate.
Terry joined the BRILLIANT after the Falklands Conflict, his easy going and approachable demeanour enabled him to make friends very easily. He had an infectious sense of humour, was very quick witted and he was a popular member of the ship's company. He was employed as Bosuns Mate on the gangway keeping an eye on security and other duties required of that position. He was a keen footballer who represented the ship on many occasions at home and abroad. After leaving the BRILLIANT he unfortunately suffered from cancer of the lymph nodes and sadly had to be invalided out of the RN. He always spoke with great pride about his short but enjoyable time spent in the RN and was extremely proud to have spent time in the BRILLIANT, with its proud record of achievements from the Falklands. A very competitive person, Terry spent much time playing golf and recently achieved a very reputable handicap of 5. It is therefore extremely ironic that he should suffer a completely unexpected heart attack whilst playing golf at Liphook in October 08. Terry had fought, and we believed had beaten his cancer, but succumbed to another fatal malaise in only his early forties. Although only a comparatively short life, he enjoyed himself immensely but many will feel that he was cheated. He leaves behind his partner Denise and four young children and will be sadly missed by all.'
With thanks to Steve Gripton for sending in some photographs.
If anyone has some dits of happier times please send them in.