Sadly, WOCOXN Jim Slater (known by some as Jimbo) passed away and crossed the bar yesterday. He had been ill for a couple of weeks but his death was unexpected by many and comes as a shock to myself as well as doubless many others. He left the RN earlier this year to take up life as a 'civvy' after many years in the service. A member of the London Branch submarine association is believed to be assisting his family with arrangements. It is possible that his funeral will take place in HMS Drake in the very near future. There is an obituaries and funeral arrangements link on the menu at the left of the home page once you enter the site (see link) www.submarinersassociation.co.uk/ - I do not know when it will be updated. These are all the details I have. Condolences to all in particular his family. My thoughts are with his relatives during this difficult time.