Passing on the sad news of the death of Mike Bell Geologist at Fossil Bluff 1969 and Adelaide 1970.
John Walsh’s brother let us know that sadly John passed away recently
I have some very sad news about Professor David Walton – he has just passed away due to a massive heart attack.
David was an ecologist in BAS for over 40 years since 1967. He was head of terrestrial biology and then head of the Environment Information Division until his retirement. He had a long and distinguished career in BAS and was recognised for his Antarctic expertise worldwide.
Tony Salmon, Diesel Mechanic at Adelaide Island Base T, 1976 and Rothera Base, 1977 died this afternoon, 9 Dec, in hospital in Oban, Argyll and Bute, not far from his home.
Russel Thompson wrote to say: ‘So sorry to inform you that club member Dr Nev Jones (Fids base G 1960 and Base H in 1961) died this morning after a short illness aged 82.’
A letter from Rod Rhys Jones: I am writing with the sad news that Brian Dorsett-Bailey has died, aged 79, after a short illness. As you know Brian was an enthusiastic supporter of BAS Club and made a tremendous contribution to the work of the British Antarctic Monument Trust over many years as a Trustee. His energy and dedication will be sorely missed.
The Club wishes to pass on the sad news of the death of one of our very early Fids, Ray McGowan who wintered as a Radio Operator at Danco Island and in 1957 and Horseshoe Island in 1958. His wife Margaret called Fergus O’Gorman to pass on the news.
Caroline Berry wrote to let us know that her husband Sam passed away on March 29th this year.
Some sad news from Allan Weardan of the death of club member Dick Rumble [69 at F and 72 at SG]. The funeral is on the 7th of September at
Havant [Hampshire] Crematorium at 3.15pm.
A message to let you know that Nick died on Thursday after a spending his final weeks in hospital.