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Stiff list 2020

Ballistic

War Hero
RIP Mrs Peel

 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Alan Minter a legend in British boxing passed away. R.I.P.
I met him once when we had a family gathering at his restaurant. We had a chat about boxing as Frank Bruno was going to fight Joe Bugner. He bet me a fiver Joe would win, I never did get to go back and pick my winnings up.

Nice bloke, RIP.
 

Union Jack

Badgeman
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
Perhaps worth a cross-reference in, or transfer to, "Naval Related Obituaries"?

Jack
 

huwshpis

War Hero
Not much available in terms of obituaries yet, but I note that he was a patron of a charity dedicated to detecting abdominal aortic aneurysms and wonder if he had one.

RIP JJ, rugby fans everywhere will miss you.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Not much available in terms of obituaries yet, but I note that he was a patron of a charity dedicated to detecting abdominal aortic aneurysms and wonder if he had one.

RIP JJ, rugby fans everywhere will miss you.
There will be replays of some of his welsh tries from the 70's , some were just cracking.
RIP JJW
 

skyvet

GCM
Not a good week for celebrities ..... sad to hear of the death of Nobby Stiles today, Who could forget his toothless grin after the '66 world cup victory! RIP Nobby
 
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