Police have named the courier driver who died in a collision on the A343 at Highclere on December 28.
Former Solider Ian Sainsbury, 60, from Fyfield, was driving a Mercedes Sprinter van which collided with a tree between Three Legged Cross and the Yew Tree pub.
Sadly, he died at the scene.
Mr Sainsbury’s family would like to thank people for their support and kind words at this difficult time.
Other Friends have paid tribute to for the solider: Just got home. Read my mate Ian Yan Ian Phillip Sainsbury is dead apparently killed this morning in a RTA only spoke to him other day. He just can’t be dead can he?
Yan and me have been mates since May 1974 when we both joined the Battalion. I did rear party with him when Battalion went on op Banner 1974,because we were under 18.
Stagged on together on guard, Got drunk together celebrated my 18th with him. At the Drummer Tidworth,even got into trouble together (more than once)
Christ I’m going to miss you mate. Life is so cruel
Love you mate RIP see you at the FRV.
James Brown said ” I am so sorry to see that your father has passed, we had only been texting earlier to try n see each other at the Reunion. My sympathy goes out to you all”