Ray Lander

c.1930 to 6th December 2007



It is with regret that I have to inform you of the death of Ray Lander

aged 78 on Thursday 6th December 2007 after a long illness.

Ray was a well known POGI who later qualified Gunnery Officer.

At one time he was the Parade Training Officer at Whale Island and finished his naval serviceas the Fleet Mail Officer

in Portsmouth Naval Base.

His big claim to fame was in being the 1st Trainer of the 1957 Portsmouth Field Gunís Crew who won all the trophies at the Royal Tournament that year, whilst doing so they lowered the fastest time by a record 11 seconds, a feat never achieved by any other crew. A great man who will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

His funeral will take place at the Portchester Crematorium at 1515 on Thursday 20th December 2007. After the service a Wake will be held at the GI's Association Club at Whale Island.

Family flowers only. Donations to Cancer Research will be welcome, please forward these to Co-Operative Funeral Directors:

 157 Fratton Road, Fratton. Hampshire. PO1 5ER

Tel: 02392863031

Larry's son Stuart would welcome any information or appropriate anecdotes from his father's time in the Royal Navy and asked if anyone from the

1957 crew would like to say a few words?

Reg Ralph

~ RIP ~


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