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1st Battalion Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association ®




Dear Member / Friend

It is with sadness that we received notification from the SA Airforce Association of the death of Bob Finniss (ex Pay Corps and RLI Paymaster) Bob passed away yesterday (4/11/2013) Bob, as you may recall was instrumental in organising the venue and facilities for the Africa 50th Reunion at Swartkop Airforce Base. Bob was Financial Officer at the SAAF Museum at the airbase for a long time.

Kind regards Bill Wiggill CEO

Dearest comrades! all is over and long gone; But love is not over—and what love, O comrades! Perfume from battle-fields rising—up from foetor arising.

Perfume therefore my chant, O love! immortal Love! Give me to bathe the memories of all dead soldiers, Shroud them, embalm them, cover them all over with tender pride!

Perfume all! make all wholesome! Make these ashes to nourish and blossom, O love! O chant! solve all, fructify all with the last chemistry.

Give me exhaustless—make me a fountain, That I exhale love from me wherever I go, like a moist perennial dew, For the ashes of all dead soldiers.

Walt Whitman