It is my sad task to record that Mike, one of the society’s earliest members, passed away on the 29th March. Mike was the society’s Working Equipment Group Officer from 1995 to 1999 and also the Membership Secretary from 1996 to 2002. Although from a non-diving background, Mike’s enthusiasm, business skills and great personal charm were of immense value to the society. A full obituary will appear in Historical Diving Times, but perhaps the most fitting epitaph for this brief notice is that he was ‘One of Nature’s Gentlemen’.
Mike’s funeral will take place at Lodsworth Parish Church (between Petworth and Midhurst) on Monday 15th April at 2.30pm.