Clifton Train, 1927-2021

clifton train

Last week my uncle Clifton passed away, age 94.

He was the one who sent me my first wargame, a copy of Tactics II, when I was 15. I don’t think my parents would have given me this, but he saw my interest in war and history and games and thought this was something I could get into. And so started my 40+ year descent along this path of wrack and ruin…

He was a kind, clever, highly intelligent and relentlessly creative man. He was not only my favourite uncle, he was one of my favourite people. Ave.

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6 Responses to Clifton Train, 1927-2021

  1. Tim Densham says:

    My brother (who is 24 years older) gave me Squadleader when I was 12. My parents would never have done that, as games were for kids according to my parents. Sounds like I followed a similar path. Thankfully my brother is still with me. We certainly owe a debt to our elders who helped shine a light on different paths to follow. Farewell to your uncle.

  2. Pete S/ SP says:

    My condolences Brian- I am sorry to hear this.



  3. whovian223 says:

    So sorry for your loss 😦

  4. So sorry for your loss, Brian! May he rest in peace.

  5. brtrain says:

    Thank you everyone. Hasn’t turned out to be a very good year, compared to some I have had. But we remember the good parts and move on.

  6. Jacques Shellac says:

    Beats the year when your leg was shattered. He does sound like a great guy. I envy you for knowing him.

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