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JON STOKES passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, 9 June 2008, in South Africa

Dear Iona,

I was very sad to have received the news of Jon, my heart grieves for you.

It is always sad when someone like Jon moves on. He brought so much fun and laughter to so many of us during our military careers. He took his handicap in his stride and always put on a brave face. He was a brilliant soldier, a natural leader and an inspiration to all around him. He had a sense of humor that was infectious, he knew how to work hard and play hard. I will always remember his happy grin when he was in full flight.

Unfortunately I have not seen Jon for over 25 years, but my memories will live on forever. He would not have been the man he was without your support and you been by his side over the years gone by. God bless you.

Fred Watts