I didn't know Paul but I know his brother through work
I know Paul was a Falklands vet (HMS Glamorgan I think) and he has been ill for a while with cancer and found out it was terminal a couple of months ago
He's well known in biker community around Southampton
Sorry I can't elaborate any more
Paul was at (the old) Mercury in the late 70's early 80's (i think) but time addles the brain, he was your typical type chef at the time, loud, brash, but a ******* good egg, i remember he had a Harley (i think) at the time which he was doing up, he spent months getting it all together etc etc until he eventually finshed his project, only for some low life scum to steal it just after it was finished. Although i never new him socially, it was only in a work capacity where he battered and beasted me (as you do with baby chefs) but he made you learn from your mistakes so you became a better person (if that makes sense), another one of the old school characters crossing the bar RIP Eagle.