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Celebrating the life of Ian Maclucas 24th July 2022

Ian Maclucas, late of Royal Artillery and Sultan of Oman's Artillery sadly passed away on Friday 7th January 2022. Regrettably we failed to report this on the website at the time.

He served from 1966 until Jan 1975, a relatively short span of service. He suffered the misfortune of being shot whilst patrolling in Belfast in 1972. Having recovered, he was offered and volunteered for, secondment to the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces (SAF) and to the fledgling Oman Artillery. SAF was engaged in the Dhofar War, and in Jan 1975, whilst deployed as an FOO in support of ground operations on Operation Dharab, he was hit by an enemy burst of automatic fire from close range, the result of which left him crippled for life.

He subsequently led a full life and raised a loving family. His two daughters, Jeni and Amy, have arranged a celebration of Ian's life and their invitation to us all to attend this is reproduced below.

An invitation to celebrate the life of Ian MacLucas As you may be aware, our beloved father, Ian MacLucas passed away earlier this year. Due to the high levels of COVID at the time, only close family attended his cremation. We would now like to invite all of his friends and family to join us in celebrating the life of an extraordinary man.

The service will take place at St Luke's Church (the Church in the Woods), Milland which is on the south side of the B2070 between Liphook and Rake (GU30 7JL) on Sunday 24th July 2022 at 2pm. There will be a BBQ afterwards where we hope you can join us to share happy memories, photos and stories.

In order for us to know how many people to expect, please email to RSVP (with any dietary requirements). We will email (or post) you the finer details of the day.

Please pass this on to anyone else you believe may wish to attend. The last few months have reminded us that a man like Dad is too well loved to ever be forgotten and we are keen that no one misses the opportunity to be part of this celebration.

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