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    Default Décès du Colonel Aviateur Raymond LALLEMANT,DFC.

    I have today received the sad news of the passing of Raymond "Cheval" Lallemant - in an e-mail from Philippe Deman in Belgium today (30 January 2008)

    J'ai une bien triste nouvelle à vous annoncer.
    CHEVAL nous a quitté aujourd'hui.
    Il est parti pour son dernier vol vers le paradis des Aviateurs. Il écrivait dans son dernier livre "Rendez-vous avec le destin" 'Ceux des côtes et des dunes l'ont entendue, la longue et sombre voix de nos avions, avec sa plainte et son mystère, quand ils rentraient
    après les batailles gagnées ou perdues, quand ils rentraient joyeux ou
    qu'ils escortaient un camarade blessé.
    Les vombrissements des moteurs tournant à plein régime se sont tus :
    plus d'écho ! Les trainées blanches des condensations qui marquaient les
    traces des combats aériens ont disparu. Tout n'est que vision ! A
    l'horizon de mes regards, pas un mât ; le ciel est vide aussi. Depuis
    belle lurette, tout est fini....
    Pour nous , mon Colonel , Rien n'est fini. Nous ne vous oublirons pas. Vous resterez toujours dans nos mémoires. Au revoir, Cheval.

    BabelFish (basically) translates this as:

    I have a quite sad news to announce to you. HORSE left us today. It left for its last flight towards the paradise the Aviators. It wrote in its last book "Go with the destiny" ' Those of the coasts and of the dunes heard it, the long one and sinks voice of our planes, with its complaint and its mystery, when they returned after the gained or lost battles, when they returned merry or that they escorted a wounded comrade. The vombrissements of the engines turning with full mode were keep silent: more echo! The trainées white ones of condensations which marked the traces of the aerial combats disappeared. All is only vision! In the horizon of my glances, not a mast; the sky is empty too. Since beautiful lurette, all is finished.... For us, my Colonel, Nothing are finished. We will not oublirons you. You will always remain in our reports. Goodbye, Horse.

    Sad news indeed - I had the honour and privilege to have met "Cheval" 3 years ago, what a gentleman.

    Allan
    Allan Hillman

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    Default rest in peace

    My Uncle is buried on Belgian soil when shot down in 1943, therfore any Belgian is a friend of mine. I visit most years.

    Well done Cheval and you will be always in our thoughts. 'we will never forget you'. God rest your soul.

    Peter

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