As per the thread title, on this the most poignant weekend in any serviceman's life, I have been given the utter twat of a job to deliver the bad news to my stepfather in law. Those who have followed my posts in the Cat thread know that he was taken into hospital 3 weeks ago with a respiratory infection. The consultant today has confirmed that he has lung cancer which has spread to his liver, spleen, pancreatic gland and is rife through his bones especially his ribs. I have the dubious honour if telling him this because, apparently, it would be better for a family member to tell him. I can do.it but it's not something that I take lightly, in fact, it's breaking me up. How do I tell him.that he's never going home again, he'll never drive his prized Jag again and he'll never complete his model plane collection (over 100 models sitting there waiting for him to complete, ex RAFVR on Vulcans). I'd put this in relevant forum but I can't find the right place.