Stiff list 2020

huwshpis

War Hero
Greatly missed.

I was an RNA member some years ago and my branch used to have regular sing-songs on a Saturday evening. Most of the members were WWII veterans and Dame Vera’s songs were lustily bellowed into the smoke-filled bar.

RIP, Dame Vera.
 

RJB63

Midshipman
My dad went to RNA reunion in1977,ceme back home with a big smile on his face. "Whats with the smile dad" says i, "I have got Vera to sign my pamphlet". He would have been 100 years old this year. Bless you Vera. RIP.
 

buffersduffer

Lantern Swinger
Peter Green has died, always wondered what could of been if drugs hadn’t addled his brain just as Fleetwood Mac were getting established

 

Stirlin

War Hero
Peter Green has died, always wondered what could of been if drugs hadn’t addled his brain just as Fleetwood Mac were getting established

His playing seemed effortless , no face contortions , no swinging geetar about but the sounds he could produce from the Les Paul are memorable. Have the best of CD from original line up which will be getting some hammer later today . RIP.
 
1597407837954.pngTrini Lopez, born May 15 1937, died August 11 2020

<<... Trini Lopez, who has died from complications of Covid-19 aged 83, was the Mexican-American singer and guitarist who became an international star in the 1960s with hits such as If I Had a Hammer and Lemon Tree; in the cinema he was also one of The Dirty Dozen.

Boyish and exuberant but technically impeccable, Lopez became famous for his up-tempo covers of familiar songs, especially those appropriated from the increasingly fashionable US folk scene.

They were peppered with the infectiously joyous vibrato squeals and hollerings he had learnt from Mexican folk music, creating a sui generis sound classified by one commentator as “Latin folk rock”...>>

 

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Dusty70

War Hero
Courtesy of the DT

Captain Guy Brocklebank, who has died aged 65, rose effortlessly through the ranks of the Navy as a signals officer, but left early to do charitable work.
As a midshipman in the minesweeper Bronington he learned from his captain, the Prince of Wales, to serve sherry chilled, before being nominated to study systems and management at City University between 1975 and 1978.
In 1983 he chose to specialise as a signals officer. After an appointment to the destroyer Glasgow, he was first lieutenant of the frigate Beaver in 1985-86 during her circumnavigation of the world.
He then held key communications appointments: Staff Communications Officer and Flag Lieutenant to Flag Officer Sea Training in 1987; staff of Chief Naval Signal Officer during the First Gulf War; and staff communications officer to the Commander British Forces Gibraltar.
In 1999-2000 Brocklebank was commander of the nuclear submarine base in Faslane – also the site of a long-lived peace camp, which would occasionally swell for demonstrations culminating in an attempt to breach the fencing.
When Brocklebank found that a cousin was one of the demonstrators, once the civil disobedience had subsided he would invite her in for tea.
He was on exchange on the US Navy staff in the Pentagon on 9/11, returning safely to Britain in 2003 to fulfil further major staff appointments, until in 2009 he retired early to become a consultant and involve himself in charitable work.
Brocklebank: thoroughly civilised

Brocklebank: thoroughly civilised
Guy Phillip Brocklebank was born in August 24 1954; his parents were the bursar and matron of Sunfield Children’s Home at Clent, Worcestershire.
A scion of the Brocklebank shipping family and a descendant of the Earls of Carrick, Guy had strong ties to Ireland, where his widowed great-aunt was chatelaine of Kilmurry House, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.
The family were followers of Rudolf Steiner, and the Kilmurry estate was farmed “biodynamically”: not being a trained farmer, his great-aunt followed the techniques described in her deceased husband’s diaries, and Kilmurry became a time capsule of 1950s farming practice – no heavy machinery was used, and the harvest was cut with a reaper and binder, with the sheaves stooked for ripening on tripods, to be threshed later. The farm’s annual losses were made up by selling the house’s contents.
Brocklebank was destined to be the squire of Kilmurry, but his adolescent rebellion was into orthodoxy: after the Rudolf Steiner school in Stourbridge, and Millfield sixth form, Brocklebank joined the Navy in 1973.
When Kilmurry was sold, Brocklebank alighted upon a property in France. The owner was reluctant to sell to an Englishman, but Brocklebank, using his fluent French and natural charm, overcame all objections. Subsequently many of his friends enjoyed his hospitality there, and the small chapel was the venue of several weddings.
In retirement Brocklebank gave his time to many charities including Southwark Charities and its almshouses. He had been a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers, and became Master for 2006-07.
Later he was bargemaster to his livery and involved in the Thames Traditional Rowing Association and chairman of the Wellington Trust. He also took great interest in the future of HQS Wellington on the Thames, headquarters of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.
A naval report said Brocklebank was “well-organised, thoroughly civilised and pleasant company, but nevertheless very much his own man. He possesses considerable style and conducts himself with calm self-assurance. He appears laid back but has an amazing knack of knowing exactly what is going on and a quite remarkable ability to deliver results reliably and without drama.”
Brocklebank took great interest in his nephews, nieces and godchildren, and enjoyed a long-standing friendship with Annie Robertson, formerly of Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service.
Captain Guy Brocklebank, born August 24 1954, died June 29 2020
 

mainbrace

Lantern Swinger
Phot from that DT Obituary kindly provided by @dusty70 above

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The obit was from the Telegraph.
I've never heard of anyone getting 4 rings (WAFUs excepted) with so few sea going drafts in his career- 3 according to the obit, so one assumes that he was very good at his job to rise to the top of the pile. Also, no mention of ever getting tied up: does a 'long-standing friendship' with a QARNNS mean that he was shacking up, or what?
 

mainbrace

Lantern Swinger
Post #154 - @Dusty70 said: "Courtesy of the DT"
Post #155 - @BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:"Phot from that DT Obituary kindly provided by @Dusty70 above"
Post #156 - @mainbrace said "The obit was from the Telegraph"

As the DT is the Telegraph,aka the Daily Telegraph,then we've acknowledged source of that Obit.

With regard to @mainbrace other points I'd respectfully suggest 'no comment, RIP'.
BOOTWU
Well spotted re DT! I read the obit in Wednesday's Telegraph, but never tumbled to the references in the posts you mention. Senior moments I'm afraid; I must take more water with it.
Don't agree with with your suggestion of 'no comment' though. Posts are made for a number of reasons - giving / seeking information, amusement, etc. I suspected 'journalistic speak' was behind the Telegraph's reference to the long-standing relationship, but I was never a journalist and I've never seen that sort of wording in any other Telegraph obit (and I've been a regular reader for more than 40 years), so just thought I'd mention it to see if anyone had an interpretation.
 
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