The Club is sad to pass on the new of the death of member John Smith, who passed away on the 6th May aged 85. John was a Met man; 1956 at B. 1957 at W and 1961 at KG.
Club Member Roger Cumbers, who worked on R.R.S. John Biscoe from 1961 – 1965, died “a few months ago”. His widow Sarah passed the news on to Dog the other day. Any further information on Roger from fellow-Fids would be welcome please!
Not long now until the Club will be holding the Dinner and AGM at the Swallow Falls Hotel. Thank you to those who have booked. As is customary many are arriving on the Friday evening. The hotel have extended the “two for a tenner” meal offer for us and there are plenty of spaces inside and outside the hotel to meet up with old chums and renew friendships.
Sadly I wish to report the death of club member John [O J] Collings Carpenter at D 61, E 67, T 68 and also several years in the Falklands.
David Pratt had an interesting life, including being amongst the first to land on Juno beach in June 1944 and of course being in the Fuchs’s party in the first crossing of Antarctica.
Dave Hoy (Halley 69 and 70) died on 3rd April, following a relatively short illness.
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.