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Roger Gascoigne 23 Sep 2020 The British Legion branch standard bearer lost his battle with cancer on 19 September.

He has always been on the A40 when a cortege passes and has carried the banner not only in Eynsham but throughout the county when called upon. He will be greatly missed in the RBL Eynsham branch.

Roger volunteered for service in the Royal Air Force at the age of 16. Some 25 years later he completed a full career, having been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. His participation in the life of the village and in particular as the Standard Bearer for Eynsham RBL reflect fully the spirit of that award.

Roger GascoigneRoger was also a much admired long-term member of Eynsham Roadrunners and, together with Sheila, helped the club to function in its unique and friendly way.

Roger ran with and welcomed new members, marshalled at many running events and enjoyed his weekly park-run until very recently. The club ran in Roger’s honour on the Saturday he died; ‘Run for Roger’ was the Park Run distance of 5km. We will miss him greatly and recall his kind, warm and welcoming nature for many years to come.

Other groups around the village are indebted to him also, including Eynsham News Group, for his tireless support with deliveries. He marshalled at Carnival, helped at our Day Centre and drove for the Eynsham Car Scheme too.

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