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McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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Oh my gosh :( Very sad news indeed. RIP Tim. Glad to have known you.
My condolences to his family, also.

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 27/10/2016 11:18 pm
cjw957
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I was told the Funeral will be in Stoke , and soon as I know more I will post or if any else finds out first please post as would like to try and make it :)




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Topic starter Posted : 28/10/2016 10:36 am
dcheetham89
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I was told the Funeral will be in Stoke , and soon as I know more I will post or if any else finds out first please post as would like to try and make it :)

Second that, I'd like to make the journey

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Posted : 28/10/2016 12:24 pm
(@mattywheels)
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If I can get the time off I'd like to try and go as well.

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Posted : 28/10/2016 12:34 pm
rifleman6925
(@rifleman6925)
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If I can get the time off I'd like to try and go as well.

Likewise

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Posted : 28/10/2016 12:40 pm
Allenby
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Yeah I'll head up as well.



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Posted : 28/10/2016 1:59 pm
 stut
(@stut)
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This is so sad. Tim was an awesome guy. I've had some amazing days with Tim playing airsoft. Even when he was lumbered with looking after my gang of Duracell bunny numpties at a game as our officer he was always happy and laid back. They drive me up the wall, but not Tim. He always stayed calm and cheerful , such a nice guy. A real role model for the scene. So sad . He had put so much effort into his camper van and he seemed excited about that next part of his life.... Next ww2 game we have we should do something to remember him by . Sad news.

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Posted : 28/10/2016 2:53 pm
JaseB
(@jaseb)
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I had never met Tim but is is clear form this thread he was a popular and very well thought of. Fifty five years is no age at all and I am sure he will be missed by those that knew him. My condolences to any family and friends.


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Posted : 28/10/2016 3:38 pm
cjw957
(@cjw957)
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This is so sad. Tim was an awesome guy. I've had some amazing days with Tim playing airsoft. Even when he was lumbered with looking after my gang of Duracell bunny numpties at a game as our officer he was always happy and laid back. They drive me up the wall, but not Tim. He always stayed calm and cheerful , such a nice guy. A real role model for the scene. So sad . He had put so much effort into his camper van and he seemed excited about that next part of his life.... Next ww2 game we have we should do something to remember him by . Sad news.

there are plans to do something in his name in the works :) more info soonish :)




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Topic starter Posted : 28/10/2016 3:47 pm
Zero Bravo
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It's been a horrible year and I've lost too many friends and family already. Tim was a top bloke and I'm chuffed to have spent some time with him, in game and at social events too. He was what this game is all about, getting stuck in whilst still being a proper gentleman. Rip Tim, you will be sorely missed.




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Posted : 28/10/2016 3:49 pm
Universal Gunner
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Exceptionally sad news.

I stopped and had a very brief chat with him at Vierville as he dropped into character and gave me a gallic embrace for us liberating that part of Northamptonshiremandy. And it was good as always to see the ever faithful Red and Blue.

I was sad to see him selling his kit and the thought that another good one, particularly one who puts so much effort in to kit and props and fairplay, might be leaving or stepping back slightly from the WW2 Airsoft scene.

I didn't hear the positive side that he seemed to have a new enthusiasm and adventures planned ahead. That just makes this news even worse.

A wonderful character who will be badly missed and yet another lesson that life is painfully short and we really should get out and do those things we enjoy.

I am sorry for his loved ones and glad to hear that Red and Blue are being looked after.

Charlie

I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

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Posted : 28/10/2016 5:00 pm
dadio
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I can't believe it , so unfair when he was all set to embark on his next adventure , it was a genuine pleasure to have known and spent time with him , I'm so pleased now that we had a drink in his company at Verville , I can't think straight about this .
Rest in piece Tim , truly one of our best .

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Posted : 28/10/2016 7:03 pm
Dom_e
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Never knew him personally, but we met once or twice. I know he was widely liked. Always sad to see a good'n go.

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Posted : 28/10/2016 10:30 pm
Ox&Bucks
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This is so sad. Many great memories of Tim.

I remember first meeting him at my first game. A Russian game up near Manchester. He was working a German PAK up a very steep hill with 6 others in extremely muddy conditions. They were struggling.

Dressed as a Ruski I offered my assistance, which 5 of them rejected but Tim overruled them and said yes if you could help "that would be lovely."

At the end of the day most vehicles got stuck on the car park track in very wet conditions and Tim smiled and said quietly to me "there are 5 Germans about to find out what pushing that PAK out on their own would have been like after all!" We both stayed on the gate to the very end and made sure everyone got out. All I can say is; Warm, friendly, with a can do attitude and a great smile. I will miss Tim at our games and am going to enjoy my next game with his same attitude dressed.... as a German. :)


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Posted : 29/10/2016 6:24 am
(@lord-elpus)
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As I'm a new guy, I didn't get to meet Tim, but from the feedback he was well thought of, and the fact that he had a sense of humour and liked dogs, (animals!) I know I would have liked him.
So all those in the "know how" why not commemorate a battle day to him? Even name the battle title to him, as for the date, nearest weekend to his birthday, or something like that.
Any thoughts people?

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Posted : 31/10/2016 9:25 pm
(@mattywheels)
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Plans are afoot to do such a thing next year... :)

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Posted : 31/10/2016 9:28 pm
cdfw
 cdfw
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I can't believe he has gone..
I can remember when he changed into his full Napoleonic gear for the social at some game, it will always stay in my memory..
RIP Tim.. It won't be the same without you!

'Non adepto demens. Adepto etiam'
War does not show who is right, only who is left..

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Posted : 31/10/2016 9:37 pm
cdfw
 cdfw
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I have just noticed the post about a battle each year in his honour, which is a great idea, but also what about an award at each game in his honour... Something that could be added to your game ribbon. Like adding an oak leaf...
Tim was always willing to help anyone from either side in any game. It was all about the game for him.. So an award given each game to the individual who has shown that kind of spirit.. Above and beyond...
Bearing in mind his surname, what about a little union jack to add to the top corner of your game ribbon? Instead of an oakleaf, you would win a Tim... Winning a Tim would show you had done something at a game to deserve such an accolade.
To make it even more special.. maybe only one awarded per game.

'Non adepto demens. Adepto etiam'
War does not show who is right, only who is left..

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Posted : 31/10/2016 10:03 pm
(@gunman)
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Huge loss to WW2 and all his other Retro games he was involved in. He will be missed by his family and friends greatly.

RIP Tim. THE Mr Inovator

Heer Schmidt

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Posted : 02/11/2016 10:35 am
Death Warrant
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Deeply saddened by this news,

Tim was a true gent, first met him at the 'Fuhrer's Escape' event back in 2012. Such a loss in every sense.

I don't really need to say much as everyone on here knows what a lovely, genuine guy he was.

RIP Tim, was a pleasure to have known you.

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Posted : 02/11/2016 9:31 pm
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