Lt.Col Alan Glasby OBE GM

Discussion in 'RLC' started by Gravelbelly, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. I first met Alan Glasby when he was a SSgt, and found no difference in his attitude, work ethic, professionalism, personality, enthusiasm, humour or outlook from then to when he passed away as a Lt Col. We lost a good 'un
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  3. Nope, they've just c*cked up the archive. No logins are required for the site, it just thinks we need to be administrators to see it...

    His obituary from the Derbyshire Times:
    "Mr Alan Victor Glasby, of The Old School House, Matlock Road, Chesterfield, has died at Ashgate Hospice, aged 62.
    Born in Bolsover, he served in the army from the age of 16 and retired in 1996 as a Lt Colonel.

    During his career he was awarded the George Medal for gallantry for bomb disposal services in 1974 and received the OBE in 1991 for directing ammunition recovery after the first Gulf War.

    A crack marksman, Mr Glasby won two national championships, a world championship team gold and won the Queen’s Medal as champion shot in the British Army.

    He began a new career in 1988 as a wildlife sculptor and work by him was commissioned for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and also presented to the Sultan of Oman by Prince Andrew.

    He later became a professional sculptor and his work is displayed in many top galleries."
  4. A good friend who will be sorely missed.
  5. Thank you for the cut and paste. I knew him in his last few years in the Corps. Alan was a good man and very understanding of us young ATOs. Very sad news.