In Loving Memory of

Mark 'Freeway' Hart

Last week we received the shocking news of the passing of Mark ‘Freeway’ Hart, a much loved Son, Brother, Uncle, Boyfriend, Godparent and most of all Friend. He will be remembered for his sometimes dry sense of humour, leadership, determination, generosity and caring nature.

In his memory I would like for people to share their memories and experiences with Mark, and a picture of the two of you if you have one to share. It could be one line or a short story; this is a chance for everybody to share their friendship and memories of the Great Man

I aim to build a huge bank of memories and stories which we can treasure forever

Thank you, Aaron (nephew)

 

Book Owner: Aaron Morgan
View Condolences (Max 500)
Add New Condolence Message

Paul Curber

Well Mark I have spent the evening reading some amazing personal memories from tour friends and family i was particularly touched by the messages from Tony and his family and what you meant to them as a friend, uncle and God Father  You truely are a man who meant many things to many people …

Furberp617

Mark Ingram

I had the pleasure of having Freeway as our Platoon Sgt at ATR Winchester. He set the standard for us to uphold, if we didn’t we got the raised and some direction to get us back on track. I have been fortunate to serve in the same unit, play rugby alongside him and be …

Mark Ingram

Tony Elliott

Two reasons to go to the Army v Navy game, the rugby and mainly the reunion. Sadly the next one you will not be there. But we will drink with you in spirit. The main memory to stick in my mind is Freeway leading me astray on the 12th July in Belfast. we or …

Tony Elliott

Russell Hewitt

I knew Freeway from ‘88 when I met him in Middle Wallop through to ‘06 in Wattisham. I never met a soldier like him. The perfect balance of professional soldier and outright scallywag. I aspired to that but never got the balance right. We spent 6 months in Split together in ‘98. It was …

RHewitt

Russell Hewitt

I knew Freeway from ‘88 when I met him in Middle Wallop through to ‘06 in Wattisham. I never met a soldier like him. The perfect balance of professional soldier and outright scallywag. I aspired to that but never got the balance right. We spent 6 months in Split together in ‘98. It was …

RHewitt

Andy Girdler

The dry humour never fooled me, you had a heart of gold.  I met Freeway at 669 in Wattisham, he was a SSGT SQMS and I was a wet behind ears Airtrooper, but unlike most of the senior ranks he never spoke down to me and my junior colleagues, he treated us like adults …

Andy Girdler

Simon Israel

I worked with Freeway from 90-92 in Northern Ireland. He was a brilliant man and a great friend. Sadly missed.   …

Simon Israel

David Wilson

This is a story from when we were at Junior Leaders.  I think it was the start of our 2nd term, so January 1985. Each Squadron would head off to Renney Lentney, near Plymouth, for some adventure training. We were accommodated in nissan huts, sleeping in rickety bunk beds. Sheets and blankets, no duvets. …

davidmwilson5

Mark Thompson

I spent 15 months with Mark at Junior Leaders Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, from Sept ’84 to Dec ’85, also passing out from there to the Army Air Corps myself. I never saw Mark after that, as we were posted to different AAC regiments in the then West Germany, and our paths never crossed. …

Tommo

Rob Caton

Suited and booted, that was how we rolled. My brother from another mother. The army is where I met Freeway all those years ago. I knew the real Mark Hart for the last 15 years and didn’t we have a blast. Until we meet again my friend I will keep Mr Jack Daniels on …

Rob Caton

JOHN BEARN

Freeway.  I met Freeway through Tony Lees (my children’s godfather).  Freeway was still in the AAC then.  How do I judge him?  A decent man.  Dry sense of humour.  A professional.  I went with Tony and Freeway to my first Army Navy rugger match at Twickenham.  We had a few beers in the Cabbage …

John Bearn

Robbie G

First Met Freeway in Soest in 1987. He was one of the many characters in 662 Sqn. Have very fond memories/hangovers from the Naafi to the Big Ben and many more local bars to mention. One of the Corps legends, always had time for a catch up as our paths crossed in the military …

Robbie G

David Wilson

Choose your caption! 1. Standby lucky ladies. 2. The Krays would have been bricking themselves.  3. New romantics. If you want to add any more, message me and I’ll edit the post and add them …

davidmwilson5

Tony Lees

One of those impromptu P!@# Ups in Soest. Having worked tirelessly “Waiting On” at the Sgt’s Mess Ball, it was always nice to have a BBQ the day after. Particularly pleasant was the fact that those (nameless) who were Wine Waiters carefull managed to amass about 80, nearly full bottles of wine, by serving …

Tony Lees

Tony Lees

  A massive Rugby fan Freeway was both influential and inspirational in George taking up the sport. Xxx …

Tony Lees

Matt Mockford

Young boys and men need good male role models. Freeway was my Flight Sergeant going through ATR Winchester in 94. Rigid, emaculatly turned out, fair and his humour, almost famously dry and witty, were just some of the characteristics that stuck with me about Freeway.  Most of all was that he was a great …

Matt Mockford

Darren Ronnay

First met you in Soest and you are a character that you can never forget see you at the next RV my friend. …

Daz2107

Karl Tearney

The world has lost that incredible smile of yours Mark. Yours was a smile like none other and it always brightened my day.  …

Karl Tearney

Hamish

What can I say about Freeway? All the good times, favourite memory is for me one that happened on detachment in Kenya. Having seen the way the locals washed your clothes on camp, he decided that his jeans were way to good to be subjected to such a rough wash. He got Steve, one …

Hamish Waddilove

Vicky Lees

Always known as Uncle Freeway in our house.The best Godfather to George, always on hand to give the best advice and said it how it was! No airs and graces, just to the point! That’s why we loved you Freeway. Best mate to Tony in and out of the Army, and a best friend …

Vicky Lees

Geordie Lyall

I first met Freeway in Ballykelly, he was a very charismatic and considerate chap for a squaddie. I looked up to Freeway and we had too many laughter to mention over there together. I ended my time in NI taking over Freeways role as the ‘Chief doorgunner’ 😂. I was a bit of a …

Michael Lyall Geordie

John Gregory

We met in Ireland in ’92, you were a good mate Freeway, always remember your sense of humour and playing baseball. Sorry about the leg. rest easy old pal …

JG

Ty Corley

Freeway was a great guy who I crossed paths with on a few postings, first at 3 Reg in Soest then NI and then at 4 Reg Wattisham, always professional and always a good laugh, it was very sad news to hear he’s been taken so early, thoughts are with his family at this …

Ty4022

David Wilson

As young lads in Germany in the late 80s it was definitely work hard, play hard. There was always a venue to go to down town or further afield if you were that way inclined. Failing that, the NAAFI bar, or latterly, the Corporal’s Mess was never a bad shout. Bottles of Grolsch for …

davidmwilson5

David Wilson

Freeway and I first met as 16 year old lads at Junior Leaders Regiment. He wasn’t known by the nickname Freeway at that stage. That name  was given to him by a soldier called Gary (Gaz) Dunne after we arrived at 662 Sqn in Soest.   We served 15 months together as boy soldiers and …

davidmwilson5

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
© Remembrance Book 2019-2021