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PostSubject: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 6:20 pm

Its with great sadness that I have to tell the forum that Charles Aikenhead my very dear friend has died in an accident at the hotel. It seems that a fire break exercise got out of control and spread to one of the hotel buildings. In fighting the fire Charles  died. There is at this stage no other news but I will will pass on anything that comes up.


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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 6:40 pm

Oh dear that's very sad.

My condolences to his family & friends

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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 6:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 8:18 pm

Frank,

What terrible news.

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your friend.

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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyWed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 am

Charles Aikenhead was commissioned into the Irish Guards from RMA Sandhurst on 17 December 1965.  He retired from the British Army as a Captain in March 1974 due to ill health.
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyWed Jul 08, 2020 4:38 pm

Very sorry to hear Frank

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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyWed Jul 08, 2020 5:44 pm

How Charles’ death is being reported in a local newspaper report:
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PostSubject: Rorke's Drift Hotel    Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 2:06 am

Yes , very sad news indeed . RIP Charles .
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 4:51 pm

It is very sad. Charles was such a nice person, and he always gave me a fantastic deal when I stayed at his establishment. His business venture has employed a great many of the local community, and he will be greatly missed by such a lot of people. He was a true gentleman. Thank you, Charles.
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyFri Jul 10, 2020 4:57 am

That is very sad news, I was there last on the 140th anniversary and had a great time, thank you Charles and GOD BLESS.
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyTue Jul 21, 2020 10:14 am

As an update.
Charles was cremated on Friday and a service was held at the hotel. The ashes will be held until the covid crisis is over and visitors will be allowed then a further service will be conducted.

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PostSubject: Rip charles   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyThu Aug 13, 2020 7:00 pm

So very sad to hear of the passing of Charles, we stayed at rorkes drift , And often sat and chatted with Charles, He was a unique man, may he rest in peace.
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyTue Nov 03, 2020 10:22 am

Charles sons are eventually arriving this week in RSA. A memorial service will be held on November 14th at RD.
Fortunatly covid is on the decline so Im able to fly up to pay last respects. If any other locals wish to attend please contact Paul at the hotel, attendance is limited to 50 in accordance with covid regs.
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyWed Nov 18, 2020 9:48 am

My thoughts are also with Charles and his family. I am delighted to hear that the sons want to carry on the legacy. The Hotel is a wonderful place to stay and Paul a wonderful guide.
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PostSubject: Re: Rorkes drift Hotel   Rorkes drift Hotel EmptyWed Nov 18, 2020 10:46 am

Hi Simon
I got back last night.Paul is looking forward to seeing you and your crew.
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