Hello everyone, as you know I usually don’t use FTR for personal messages to specific people, but I will make an exception in this case. Those, who are on EU forums as long as I am (over two years now) probably do remember one of the more interesting forum dwellers, Ed Francis, aka Edfrancis001, a (well deserved) community contributor, an author of many historical articles on EU forums (example) and a man known for his passion for tanks and their history. Unfortunately, today, I recieved an e-mail from his brother, Ben. I hope he won’t be angry for me publishing it, but… here goes. Good Morning This is Ed Francis brother Ben As some of you may know, my brother after a long period of illness was taken into hospital in a critical condition in June after multiple blood clots damaged his lungs and heart. despite the odds he has survived and is slowly recovering in care. he is worried about any projects or outstanding work he had left unfinished but not able to go into detail at this time. I’ve sent a round robin email from his account just to let everyone know where he is and why he may not be answering his emails or replying to queries etc. if there was anything outstanding or something he was working on please let me know and I will pass on the details, but for now its rest and rehab. Thanks in advance for your patience and hopefully he will be up and back to his old ways soon Ben Francis So, without any more comments – best of luck, Ed, wishing you all the best and get well soon!

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