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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 Michael (Chinky) Carrick. Michael passed away on Tuesday afternoon after serious complications arising from thrombosis in early July and a double amputation over the period July / August.

Chinky served as a medic in the RLI and has been living in Cape Town for some time now and more recently John Norman the Association representative in the Cape had enlisted the help of the Social Welfare in that region and they have been taking care of Chinky with John giving us regular updates.

We extend our sincere condolences to his daughter and the friends of Chinky.

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