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The Committee has been saddenned by the recent passing of our Competitions Secretary, a federation stalwart who sadly passed on unexpectedly on 10th December 2017 aged 67. A member of several Kent Clubs and The Royal Philatelic Society where he also worked as a volunteer

Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Philatelic Society in 2012 in recognition of his great contribution in the administrative field. Members throughout the world who have visited No 41 in the past few years will have probably been greeted by him at the door, made to feel at home and plied with coffee and chocolate biscuits. He was virtually the permanent “Welcome Host” not just for formal meetings but for every other day he was there.  He always had a welcome smile and was avid in his efforts to get visitors to join the society.

In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious London Medal an award which gave him considerable and justifiable pride.  Without his work the Kent Federation, Royal Philatelic Society and his local clubs will be much poorer and he will be greatly missed.

For those who knew him, at the request of his family donations in  memory may be made to the Royal Philatelic Society London.