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    Bill Sanders

    It is with great sadness I have to announce the death of Bill Sanders he passed away peacefully during the night. I have known Bill for many years through Air Arms and sitting at committe with him on the AMTA he will be a loss to our sport and Air-Gunning as a whole.

    Roger Moy ( BFTA President)
    RIP Bill

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    Gosh, that is a terrible shame. Thoughts are with the family.

    ALex

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    What a shock! my condolences to his family. When I first started using AA rifles, he was always patient and helpful over the phone. A great loss to our sport.

    Gus
    The ox is slow, but the earth is patient.

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    Bloody Hell - that is shock!

    Such a great chap, genuine, always had time for a chat.

    Sad loss, lost for words

    Lee
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    Bill was not only pivotal in the refurbishment of the G.B. Paralympic Shooting Team's facilities at Stoke Mandeville, which took 4.5 years of many of our lives to achieve, but in fact he was first to bring it to our attention. His input into the sport, across many different platforms, was of great value.

    A great loss to the sport.

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    Gob smacked to hear about this.

    Always had time for a chat when I called.

    RIP Bill you will be missed.

    Matt

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    Very sad news , my condolencies to his family and friends .
    Theoben Rapid MK11
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    Indeed this is a sad loss to the whole international airgun community. My condolences to his family.

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    RIP Bill, a great loss to the world of airgunning , my condolensces to his family and many friends
    regards Brian

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    Been away from the sport for a while, but very fond memories of Bill, lovely man and always helpful.

    Very sad news.


    Derek
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    Absolutely staggered to hear that very sad news.

    A great loss, my thoughts are with His Family and Friends.


    Gareth.

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    Very sorry to hear this.

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    Very sad, thoughts are with the family at this time .

    RIP Bill .

    Andy .
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    Quote Originally Posted by snock View Post
    Bill was not only pivotal in the refurbishment of the G.B. Paralympic Shooting Team's facilities at Stoke Mandeville, which took 4.5 years of many of our lives to achieve, but in fact he was first to bring it to our attention. His input into the sport, across many different platforms, was of great value.

    A great loss to the sport.
    As Pete said, an outstanding ambassador for the sport, it's a great loss to the airgunning community.

    My thoughts are with his family.

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    When I was an Air Arms dealer I had many conversations with Bill.....true gent RIP.
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