The Passing of Roger Lankford

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The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Fox » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:58 pm

Late yesterday, my great friend and inspirational mentor, Roger Lankford passed away.

He taught me about fairness and honour, bravery and determination, integrity and loyalty, and the value of fraternity, and all by simply offering me his own footsteps to walk in.

Rest well, Roger; you've earned it.



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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Ravensrod » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:41 am

It was over 30 years ago Roger and his family welcomed me to the world of re-enactment and taught me which end of a sword to get hold of. Always generous with his time and willingness to pass on his skills, his sword "chivalry" summed up his attitude to life. I'm proud to have known him and called him friend. The world is a darker place without him.


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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby lucy the tudor » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:48 am

I didn't know him well, and it's good to see all the ways he helped people, how skilled and generous he was.
I did know him to be a patient and humorous dining companion, a gentleman.
Very sad to see him pass.


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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Mark Griffin » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:20 am

Another sad end of an era, I expect at this moment he's not just waiting at the pearly gates, he's convincing St Michael he can make some better ones.


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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Jorge » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:08 pm

This is very sad. I had the privilege of being with him several times, whether in re-enactment or out of it. He was, indeed, a gentleman, a true friend, a great human being.

Rest in peace, Roger!



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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Graham Field » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:50 pm

sad news indeed, we will miss him.


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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:20 pm

May he rest in peace.


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Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

Postby Earl Mortimer » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:14 pm

Rest in peace Roger. :(


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