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1st Battalion Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association ®




Dear Member / Friend,

It is with regret that we inform you of the death of Frank Pretorius. Frank was ex 4 Troop 1Commando, c. 1968/1973 and well remembered by his comrades in arms.

Frank, 63, passed away in Oranjie, Northern Cape-South Africa on Monday night, 17 March 2014 from leukaemia. He is survived by wife Eve and stepson.

The Association extends our sincere condolences are our thoughts are with Frank's family and friends at this sad time. If you have any condolences please pass them on via myself.

Kind regards
Billy Wiggill

We stand alone, and yet as one
In the fading light of a setting sun
We've all gathered to say goodbye
To our fallen comrade who's set to fly
The eulogy's read about their life
Sometimes with words from pals or wife
We all know when the Co’s done
What kind of soldier they'd become
The padre then calls us all to pray
The bugler has Last Post to play
The cannon roars and belches flame
We will recall, with pride, their name
A minute's silence stood in place
As tears roll down the hardest face
Deafening silence fills the air
With each of us in personal prayer

Andrew McFarlane