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1st Battalion Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association ®




Dear Member / Friend

It is with regret we announce the passing of Peter Alexander ( Billy) Conn on 15 July. Billy was a member of the original Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteer Unit - which became the Malayan Scouts (SAS) contingent and then afterwards C Sqn 22 SAS Regiment.

He was also a member of the Coronation Contingent in 1952. He then served in the Rhodesian Army in various posts including both OC 3 Cdo ( D Coy) 1 RLI and 2i/c 1RLI . Billy was awarded an MLM as the CO 1 Rhodesia Regiment in 1979 having previously been awarded a PGD as a BSAP Field Reservist in 1974. Billy was 86 at the time of his death. He is survived by three children, Judy, Marjie and Andrew.

The Association offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Billy

Thank you to Grahame Wilson (SAS) for passing the noticas onto the RLIRA

Kind regards
Billy Wiggill

I lay here today a soldier
I know some don't understand
I will try to explain
So maybe you can
I served my country
For many a year
I retired long ago
The soldier still here
I put on my uniform
I wore it to foreign lands
The soldier I was
Is still in the man
I have been a husband, father, and friend
To some of you here
But I've been a soldier all along
Even after so many a year
My final salute
I render today
I'm still a soldier
I'm just on my way