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Paul is now in Hellysium
#46
I am very sorry to hear this Cry
Jef Pinceel
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#47
i am at a loss for words.
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#48
From all at ROMANS IRELAND.

Our prayers and thoughts go to Paul's family and friends.
Vale, Gaius Antinius Salis Aka( Joseph Saleh)

ROMANS IRELAND. VEX LEG VIII AVG "CERTA BONUM CERTAMEN"

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#49
"No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death."
-Plato


Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
-Marcus Aurelius




Like many others, I never met him, but I always imagined from his posts that he was a splendid fellow. My condolences to his family and friends.
Marshal White

aka Aulus FABULOUS 8) <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" />8) . . . err, I mean Fabius

"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
- Pericles, Son of Athens
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#50
I only just read about this just then, on this page. And I thought the forum had been a little empty lately.

He was one of my favourite members here, a great passion for his interests, always very informative and witty, he just seemed like a truly great guy. Though not being a reenactor I never met him in the flesh - I could still tell his personality really shone on these forums.

He went out doing something he loved, which will not be said for all of us.

Very shocked and sad to hear the news and my prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Sad
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#51
Hi all,
This message was posted on another forum, and I've asked and received permission to post it here:

Paul's widow Sharon has aranged the funeral and anyone is welcome, for thsoe that wanted to make donations the details are in the email from Sharon below;

Dear Friends,
Paul's funeral will be held at 2pm on wednesday 10th october at Holy
Trinity church Heydon. Post code SG8 8PR (well that's mine and I'm about
50 yds away) Followed by a gathering in Great Chishill Village Hall (the
next village)
Kit welcome, any period, authenty police to be off duty.
Family flowers only, we are collecting donations for Warwickshire and
Northampton air ambulance, and Save the Children.
Please let me know ASAP if you are coming so that we can get an idea of
numbers.
Anyone who cannot be with us, please join us in prayer at the time of the
funeral.
If anyone wishes to say their farewells in private, Paul will be in the
chapel of rest at Skeates funeral directors in Duxford.(CB2 4PP) tel 01223
833463. I expect "accepting visitors" from thursday.
That's all I can think of at the moment.

Sharon
Robert Vermaat
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THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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#52
I was informed just today from Stafanos about the sad news. Like many others I've never knew Paul personally, but from his post and our few discussions through PM's I was looking forward for the experience.
I'm certain that the Thespians will welcome him in their phalanx in Elysium.
A sponde to you Ariste.
Spyros Kaltikopoulos


Honor to those who in the life they lead
define and guard a Thermopylae.
Never betraying what is right,
consistent and just in all they do
but showing pity also, and compassion
Kavafis the Alexandrian
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#53
I had the pleasure of knowing Paul on a number of occasions when he came in to give his usual enthusiastic, entertaining and absolutely educational dsplays to my students - as a Greek, Gladiator or Hoplite. The way that Paul could make himself at home so easily in so many different suits of armour was always amazing, along with his vast fountain of knowledge on any aspect of the kit he had on. Needless to say he impressed upon our students very well and their reaction to the news of his death was in itself a tribute to all that he had achieved and to what he brought to history. We also had the pleasure of hosting the First Ancient greek festival he organised in summer 2006, which was a great showcase for Paul's vision for re-enactments and his ability to bring so many different people together so well.
I think it would be a nice idea to pay respects to Paul in a way befitting a great warrior lost to us. I would be honoured to provide Watford Grammar School for Boys as a possible venue if you would feel a tribute to Paul would be a good way to pay such a tribute.

It is horrible to believe that any of you could die whilst bring to life the past, but as a school teacher i can definately say that what you people do does live on through the students and the public who see you all in action. That is a lasting tribute and I am sure Paul would be very pleased by the impact he has had already. If any of you feel that a festival in his honour would be a good idea please let me know. There is another thread under Events that is tentatively putting out feelers on this

http://www.romanarmy.com/rat/viewtopic.php?t=18759

Thanks a lot

Andy Pegler
Head of Classics
Watford Grammar School for Boys
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#54
Very sad news indeed. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.

Maius/Bill
Marcus Petronius Maius
LEG XIIII GEMINA COH VI
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#55
My sympathies to Paul's wife and family at this very difficult time. Cry

Lucianus
L.E. Pearson
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#56
Paul (to the far right), standing alongside his comrades-in-arms at The First International Festival 2006.
[size=75:wtt9v943]Susanne Arvidsson

I have not spent months gathering Hoplites from the four corners of the earth just to let
some Swedish pancake in a purloined panoply lop their lower limbs off!
- Paul Allen, Thespian
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#57
Like others, I did not know him personally, but reading his posts here and on another group, he seemed like a very intelligent, funny, and nice gentleman. I wish I'd known him. My sincere condolences to his family.
Sad
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#58
Did anyone from here attend his funeral today?
Robert Vermaat
MODERATOR
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THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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#59
Pauls funeral was held yesterday at the church he attended in his village of Heydon, the church was overflowing with his friends & family.
Many of the attendee's where from the re-enactment community & as asked for came in kit & formed an honour guard along the church path as Pauls casket was carried in.

It was a moving & fitting service & I suspect there where few dry eyes in the place.

Adam
Adam Rudling
The Vicus - recreating life in 1st Century Britain
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#60
Our group leader wrote this on our forum, I put it on another thread:

http://www.romanarmy.com/rat/viewtopic. ... 573#163573
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Romans and Britons wot fight ........
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