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Thread: Ray Ross --- Raygun

  1. #46
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    RIP Ray
    If you can't get behind our troops stand in front of them..

  2. #47
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    City of London
    RIP Ray and my sincere condolences to his friends and family. Ray was generous to me when I first joined the BBS and I thank him for that. A great airgunner who will be missed.
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  3. #48
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Oswaldtwistle ( above the lamp )
    Quote Originally Posted by Amac View Post
    I have to report the loss this week of one of the north west of England's stalwart HFT shooter/organisers.

    Ray was a highly committed shooter who was well known for his strong views on many of the issues relating to our sport and shooting in general. This brought him into disagreement with other shooters having different views to his own, with many of us within the Rivington club and others receiving stern words on the odd occasion we disagreed. However, the fact that Ray felt so passionate about his own convictions always lead to a feeling of respect for a man who freely gave his time to organise so many outdoor shooting events within our own region.

    Ray was one of those blokes that would do anything he could to help out, and was particularly good at talking to youngsters taking up shooting, or the odd radio journalist checking out local air rifle clubs that left our own place near enough wanting to purchase their own gun after enjoying themselves that much knocking over a few targets.

    To say that Ray will be missed by those of us that knew him well would be a gross understatement. I honestly cannot believe that I will never again see him either at our clubs indoor range or outdoor Turton ranges.

    Ray leaves children and grandchildren who will of course be shocked at his sudden passing following what we hoped was a very recent uplift in his health.
    Well Said Andy.

    Ray was a stalwart for Rivi and all Air Gun Shooters.

    The way he handled the journalist, almost turning the anti into a shooter, was brilliant.

    I set many courses and travelled together to many shoots nationwide with Ray, I will miss him greatly. RIP Mate!

  4. #49
    DM80 Guest
    R.I.P Ray a true gent and dedicated airgunner often outspoken at times at the way certain people were taking our sport and It did get him in bother at times but for me he was always right he will be missed greatly.


  5. #50
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Blackburn, Lancs. (under a bridge)
    Just to remind everyone that Rays funeral is on this Monday (15th) at Westside Chapel, Overdale, Bolton. BL1 5BU at 3pm.

  6. #51
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Very southeast
    Just heard about this, Ray was a really good guy and I'm really sorry to hear he's gone

    One of the blokes you could always trust

    RIP Ray.
    Accuracy is everything!

  7. #52
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Wet Cold Downtown Northampton
    Damn, one of the guys I always meant to make time to meet up with

    A sad loss to the sport

  8. #53
    AussieAirgunner Guest
    Met Ray quite a few times up at Rivi

    RIP Ray


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