In these days of so called heros and legends it is with great sadness that another man who truly deserves the title has departed. I only had the honour of meeting him on a couple of occasions but they will stay with me for a long time.
The fading away of the greatest generation is inevitable but this is sad news. Shack was a great family friend, terrific character and top bloke. His inspirational exploits at Arnhem are legendary within the Airborne and AAC fraternity. I hope his memory continues to inspire for generations to come.