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Paul Horniblow
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Its been on shiny but I thought I should let memebers of this site know, that the great man Perry is unwell, the big C.  I spoke to him today and he seems to be coping well and getting on with things.  From all of those that have served with him and Im sure that Bivi remembers the 78/79 tour in NHS  and Fally   I wished him well and a speedy recovery.

Nulli Secundus



macboro
Reply with quote  #2 
Paul,
      Quite a few members were informed at the P&P and I think were very discreet and kept it within the 'family' Understandably we were all very shocked, he a very genuine gentleman, we were very proud in the North, him being a Hartlepool Boy.
    During his time as Garrison Sgt. Major he brought great credit to his position and to the Regiment.
   If you get chance to speak to him, will you convey our warmest regards, from all the Boys at the Boro. We wish him well with his fight against this terrible disease
                     Best Regards, Mac  
Paul Horniblow
Reply with quote  #3 
Hi Mac

Sorry I apologise if ive been indiecret, it was not my intention, I knew nothing until I had read shiny.  Me and Perry go back a long way, I was his Coy Clerk in 77 and his PMC in 96 and have the greatest respect for him.. Im not from borough but do come from that neck of the woods (Easington).  Rest assured that I will ring Parry on a regular basis and I will pass on regards.  He will pull through

Paul
macboro
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Paul,
        No recriminations mate, I think we all thought it wasn't common knowledge. But I know Adam would have that covered.
   It's come as a profound shock and because of 'The Man' its hard to take in.
   I know we spoke some years ago, when he had a real back problem, but he carried on and never missed a Parade, I don't think his service record in the 'Job' will ever be duplicated. A real Legend.
          Thank him from us for all his kindness over the years.
                            Best Regards, Mac
paul horniblow
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Mac

No worries mate, will catch you later and keep you all informed as always second to none

Paul
terrynj
Reply with quote  #6 
Comeing from hartlepool me self when i joined the btn perry was the dsgt and when found out this he asked me all sorts of questions i have the highest regards for the man and this is a shock .

A fine gentleman and outstanding coldstreamer the best of the best i wish you well perry
nick nicholson mm
Reply with quote  #7 
 I am sorry to hear about Perry Mason. Him and I served together in 3 coy 2cg. A long time ago I did not know he was from Hartlepool.  Things you learn about people.
Paul I did not know that you are from Easington well I never I was born there lived there tell I went into the Regiment.  Now living in the States for the last 28 years. Drop me a line Paul when you have time

paul horniblow
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Hi Nick

Not sure if I know you or not, I lived at Seaside lane, Easington. above a butchers shop, then we got a council house in Easington Villlage ( with a bathroom!!!) Prior to that it was a tin bath in front 0f thr fire!! Long time ago take care mate.  what part of Easington did you hale from??

Paul
nick nicholson
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 Hi Paul I came the East lived on Charles street, lived there till 1964. when I joined up.
            I can still remember going to the trust pub, alas its not there any more.
            A few of the older guys may remember me and my brother Tom still lives at the village in one of the miners homes just by the roundabout. I can still remember the tin baths and going to the pit baths in the summer to shower.
Keep in touch. nick
Paul Horniblow
Reply with quote  #10 
Hi Nick

Bloody hell mate you have brought back a few memories.  My Granddad used to live on Charles Street and my dad used to go to the trust on a regular basis, well every Sat night.  So you were and easty, I probably raided your bonfire once or twice lol.  Mind you in 64 I was only 6, but if you went to Easington Secondary Modern School you may have known my older brother who would have been 60 this year, sadly not with us anymore.  Nice to hear from you Paul
nick nicholson
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Hi Paul
          You see what happens when you mess with our bonfire, What was your granddad,s name what was your dads name.
          See you do bad things and your past come back to get you,by the way what was your brothers name.
I never knew anyone went into the regiment from Easington but my grand father and I . Good to see some else did good.
Send me an email any time its : nickn1066@yahoo.com    I will be here for the next week going hunting for deer  in the cold. Taking plenty of Whiskey.
Paul horniblow
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Hello again Nick

Think my mind is playing tricks on me.  Charles street rings a bell, but having thought about it I think my granddad lived In argent Street up north, The Family name was Williams and my dad was called Jasper Mum re-married.  My brother was John Horniblow.  There was a few lads from Easington that joined the Regiment, John Hutton, hes about my age (54) and Mick Jones springs to mind, probably about 60 now, he went to school with my brother.  In fact my brother and his wife lived on  Clifton Street down east.  Any way mate, will e-mail you soon, you do know that Charles Street has been pulled  down as has the Trust.  Think theres Aged miners bungalow there now, also know That Easington is not a nice place to live anymore.  Take care enjoy your week hunting, send me a slice of Venison lol  Paul
Andy Seph
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Paul,

so very sorry to hear about the "Big Man" himself.   he was/still is the epitiamy of what we all aspire to be...... as stated before..A true Gentlemen and The finest of Colsdtreamers.. and ...If anything is the hallmark of Perry.. he wont be taking this lying down.. and will be fighting every inch of the way... Please pass my warmest regards onto him.. or if possible..(and with his permission)..let the board members know his email address so we can convey our own messages of support to him.

Respectfully,

Andy Seph
Paul Horniblow
Reply with quote  #14 
Hello andy and anyone else who is out there

Jiust spoke to Perry and he has given me permission to release his e-mail address which is parryandsue@aol.com  Regards  Paul
Andy Seph
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Thanks Paul,

nice 1 mate

seph
kevin thomas
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Paul l have just tried to mail perry with no joy ,if you can phone him and tell him jonh thomas his old oderly is trying to contact him my email is kevin.thomas3@carillionplc.com l will be very grateful for your help
Macboro
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Kev,
     I sent it to 'perryandsue' that seemed to have worked, I have sent mail to Paul to confirm.
                             Best Regards, Mac
Paul Horniblow
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Hi Kevin (john Thomas)


Sorry mate just tried to e-mail you on the address you provided, if came back to me as undelivered!!  Not having much luck are we as far as internet addresses go. Try me at horniblow2at@btinternert.com
Paul
Perry Mason
Reply with quote  #19 
I would like to say a very very big thank you to everyone who has responded to Paul Horniblow's message.

I have been overwelmed by the amount of e-mails that I have recieved.

Knowing that so many people are on my side is not only good for my morale, but gives me the extra boost I need to fight this terrible disease.

Please forgive me for not replying to you all individually.

One of the side effects of my medication is the shakes, which makes use of the keyboard difficult (If ever I needed a Coy Clk it's now, come back Paul all is forgiven!).

Thank you once again, my very best wishes to you all.

Perry Mason


Keith Hingle
Reply with quote  #20 

The legend has spoken.Get well sir,there are many,many more people then get on here,wishing you well & praying for you.Good luck.Nulli Secudus.Keith.

trev lawley
Reply with quote  #21 
Hi Perry,

We are all with you, if anyone can beat it it,s you,as Shep said "ring of steel,"

all the very best trev 
Pecker
Reply with quote  #22 

I still remember the day my then wife returned from work (Dentist) at the Medical Centre in Hong Kong...............

She mentioned that she had met somebody called Perry and told him that the rank badge on his sleeve looked liked a fried egg!

After a few moments of sheer terror I told her...........

"If that gentleman ever asks for your name, please tell him your Mrs Cotney" 

Keep fighting Sir!
KEVIN THOMAS
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Sir , Good to her from you ,if you need owt the lads are always there for you

  and  for me you dont have to ask my commitment and support for you

  Regards Jonh Thomas
Alan Rogers
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Sir, in my thoughts and prayers, get well soon regards Alan Rogers.

Andy Wilk
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Very best wishes Sir, keep the fighting spirit, and all the best from all the "Laddos"
Andy Wilkinson

Bivi
Reply with quote  #26 

Sir,

Chris and l were very saddened on hearing the news of your ill health Two weeks before the Blackpool reunion, we wish you all the very best in your fight

 I still to this day believe that we were the best fed CHQ on field exercise Fallingbostle 77 – 78, Happy Memories

 I have just attended the Blackpool Reunion and was well chuffed to be reunited with two old soldiers of whom you would know, Chris Collins (Master Chef) and Jacko, Sig’s Det Sgt, CHQ Fally. Both Chris and Jacko send there Very Best Wishes.   

Ian
Reply with quote  #27 
I was at Pirbright in 75 where Perry was CSM and then onto Ist Batallion, he inspired Me and scared the hell out of me at the same time, get well soon Sir and I am sure we all have you in our thoughts.

Nulli Secundus.
Nige Billings
Reply with quote  #28 
Sir, I just want to thank you for all the punches to the chest in Fally and in Caterham. I didn't appreciate them much at the time, but know now they were for my own good. If you promise to get better I will let you try it again for old times sake. I want you to know you were an inspiration to me as a soldier and a man. I don't often pray, but believe me Sir I pray that you get better.
Good luck Sir, and fight. You can do it.
Kieran Glynn
Reply with quote  #29 
Sir, So sorry to hear of your illness, hope that you are able to fight it off and get well.

Best wishes from Kieran and Margaret Glynn.


Norman Davison
Reply with quote  #30 
Hello Perry.
 
So sad to have heard of you're illness. Fight on Sir.
 
I can remember when I was boxing in the Army Finals, you gave me you're old Boxing vest to wear, well you forced it on me if the truth be known. I had to wear that vest in the competitions, it was at least four times to big for me hahaa. I had three bouts on the same day in the Semi finals at Aldershot won all three. That vest brought me luck. I dont have a vest to send to you, if I had it would be five times to big for you, Iam in the fat boys club now. You don't need a vest you have the fight in you and you have the support of the Regiment so fight on Sir, you are in all of our thoughts.
 
Regards
 
Norman Davison
guesty
Reply with quote  #31 
Perry

Sorry to say I didn't know you but 'Fat boy NORMAN' speaks for us all good luck keep fighting it can and will be beaten

Regards

John G
Stephen Carlier
Reply with quote  #32 

  During an army career people are often called sir as the rank they hold at that time justifies this, with little meaning, in your case it has always been a great privilege to call you "SIR"  Good Luck.

Rob Mathews
Reply with quote  #33 
Hope to hear that your well soon Perry, all the best Rob
Ken Hall
Reply with quote  #34 

Update on Perry from his son.


My Dad had his first review yesterday having been on his chemotherapy treatment for 1 month.  Dad feels pretty good and so the medical team will continue with the same medication.

Dad will next be reviewed in December. I'll keep you informed.

On behalf of the family, my thanks for your support.  I have not heard my Dad talking so much about 'the good old days' for quite a while.  You have all contributed to that.  He's making a  trip 'up north' to see his brothers and sister this weekend, he might swing a golf club later this week and he plans to be in the Guards Chapel for the Christmas Carole Service on Sunday 12 December (do not stand near him because he has an awful voice!).

If I missed people from this e-mail then please forward onto them on my behalf

Steve Woodley
Reply with quote  #35 
To PERRY
            Sorry to hear of your illness iremember you from chelsea back in 72 when you were CQMS sp coy after a great number of years i finally saw you on the troop as GSM and then the rememberance parade and felt really proud to see such a fine example of true COLDSTREAMER Iknow you are a fighter so this little setback will not get in your way ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE FUTURE SIR.
Paul Dixey
Reply with quote  #36 
Hi Perry, cast your mind back, we were together in the boys company in 62/63, you were always one to look up to and were great for the morale of all who came into contact with you, l came out in 73 and you stayed on and did extremely well. l just want you to know l am thinking of you, keep a strong mind and you can beat this thing.

Best Regards

Paul Dixey

Paul Dixey
Reply with quote  #37 
Hi Perry, cast your mind back, we were together in the boys company in 62/63, you were always one to look up to and were great for the morale of all who came into contact with you, l came out in 73 and you stayed on and did extremely well. l just want you to know l am thinking of you, keep a strong mind and you can beat this thing.

Best Regards

Paul Dixey

Pinky
Reply with quote  #38 
Do you have any contact details for Perry i served with him in Fally along with Bivi and as i am beating the Big C myself i'd like to give perry a call if only to lift his spirits.

All the Best

Pinky
Paul Horniblow
Reply with quote  #39 
Hi Pinky

Not sure if I know you.  The only pinky I can remember was a Bass Drummer but I was also in 4 (Sp) Coy in Fally and NHS  (Coy Clerk).  I have Perry's Tel No but cant give it out without his permission.  He has however given permission to release his e-mail address which is perryandsue@aol.com  I also know that he does look at this site.  Fight the fight mate and hope things turn out alright for you.

Paul
Nigel Elliott ( BUll)
Reply with quote  #40 
Hello Perry Sorry to hear about your problem if you cast your mind back to 63/64 time at the JGC (Phillipson's Days) you were an inspiration to all the Junior Guardsmen at the time with your bearing and presence. and you were a junior Drum Major, i know from my own experience it was a pleasure to  have known you, even if you couldn't play the flute  i have been able to follow your own career  and being able to say that i know that man.
Take care and keep your chin up.  
Perry Mason
Reply with quote  #41 
I know some of you will have received an update from my son Alan, but I would just like to take this opportunity to let you know how I am doing.
I am still taking the tablets, and although there have been one or two side effects they have not been too bad. I recently had an Xray which was very positive. I am due to have a CT scan on 6th Jan of not only my chest, but also my stomach and pelvis. I will get the results when I next see the consultant on 12th Jan, we will then have a clearer picture of what is happening.

I would like to thank you all for your messages of support which I have enjoyed reading, they really do give me a boost.

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Best wishes
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Reply with quote  #42 
I know some of you will have received an update from my son Alan, but I would just like to take this opportunity to let you know how I am doing.
I am still taking the tablets, and although there have been one or two side effects they have not been too bad. I recently had an Xray which was very positive. I am due to have a CT scan on 6th Jan of not only my chest, but also my stomach and pelvis. I will get the results when I next see the consultant on 12th Jan, we will then have a clearer picture of what is happening.

I would like to thank you all for your messages of support which I have enjoyed reading, they really do give me a boost.

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Best wishes
Perry Mason
jimmy
Reply with quote  #43 

  Hello Sir,

              I can remember when your arm was in cast in HK and you came to visit us on the Border. You had the cast conceled ( no doubt by the master stitch) with a purpose made DPM cast cover, without doubt the Nulliest thing i have ever seen. Hope everything works out ok Sir, for you are a true MANS MAN, God Bless.
Jim.
Trigger
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Dear Sir,
After reading all the messages about you and your career i would like to pass on my best wishes to you,
My time spent knowing you was on Horse Guards Parade with the horses from the Household Division Stables and the mounted Foot Guards officers during the silly season and you sir were always polite and spot on with me.It was always a pleasure to take part in the events you so excellently run.Pure magic !
All the very best sir my best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and 2011.
Trigger  
Ted Andrews
Reply with quote  #45 
Sir,

We all know you from serving with you in our time in our regiment and have nothing but admiration for you.

Keep strong and keep fighting, I always have a little smile to myself when I hear your name, as when I went on C O 's orders to get married you came up to me and asked where my future wife was from and once I told you she was from Hartlepool you said a sentence that has lived with me forever, CLASSIC!!!!

ALL THE BEST FOR XMAS AND THE NEW YEAR.

Ted Andrews Ex 1 coy 1CG
Steve Yellowley
Reply with quote  #46 
Sir, many a Coldstreamer has had his fingers rapped on a cold Dec morning with your drill stick assembling for Queens Guard. Bent arms & too much of a swagger..... myself included.

There's only ever been two Yellowley's in the Regiment. My father who served with you & myself..... keep fighting..... our thoughts are with you.

Steve Yellowley  
Arthur Lowe
Reply with quote  #47 
Sir
  Just a legend in our own time

 

One of my fondest memory's of Perry, the Battalion was in Caterham as a Guardsman I was in the function room under the Sergeants Mess, at a reception be it a wedding or a christening I don't remember I was going along the buffet table perry was beside me not knowing what to say other than trying to make polite conversation I said to perry your a COOL DUDE Sir he asked me what I meant by that statement I then explained myself. 

Later that week the whole Battalion was on the drill square I believe it was for Troop rehearsals things were not going according plan you could cut the tension with a knife Perry was in one hell of a foul mood he halted the parade lost his temper with us all then at the top of his voice LOWE I AM NOT SO  F*****G COOL NOW AM I!!  


I am sure we all have our tails to tell

Sir keep up the fight and good luck


Joe Girling
Reply with quote  #48 
Sir,

Just wanted to pass on my regards and best wishes for the weeks ahead.


Joe Girling
Skid Nymark SNR & JNR
Reply with quote  #49 
 
  Best wishes Perry from myself and my son skid Nymark Jnr,

                      We were both shocked on hearing of your illness, last saw you at Bessbrooke
   Mill on the occasion of your fairwell dinner I was still serving in the Royal Ulster Constabulary
   then, will always remember that night, hadnt seen you for a good while but mygod you had'nt
   changed , still held everyones attention, every inch a Coldstreamer.
                      Fight this illness as we who have the honour to know you know you can beat it.
                     
                      Sir always in our thoughts, God Bless you.

                       Martin nymark Snr & Martin Nymark Jnr
Mike Gardner
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Sir,

Even though I didnt serve with you, your reprotaction was and still is second to none, good luck for tomorrow on your x-rays.

Regards

Mike
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