George Hickson

GEORGE HICKSON - died 2012
Uxbridge and District are saddened by the loss of George Hickson.

George had been a well-respected leader for many years including roles as ADC Scouts, District Appointments Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Perseverance North Hillingdon All Saints Sea Scout Group.

Although less active of recent years due to illness, he maintained his links with Scouting and his wise words and support will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Betty at this sad time.
John Arnold, District Commissioner, Uxbridge & District

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Harry Knight

Harry Knight, County Secretary for Essex, died at the end of May 1984.

Before moving to Essex, Harry served our County well as District Scout Master (Senior Scouts) and ADC (Senior Scouts) for Roxeth from 1951-1964, and as ACC (Senior Scouts) from 1964-1967.

He was also Editor of the County Bulletin and was Stage Manager for Ralph Reader's "Gang Shows" for many years.

We offer our sympathy to his wife. Pat, who was formerly a leader in Harrow and District Secretary for Northwood-Eastcote and is now ACC (Cub Scouts) for Essex.

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Bob Lynch

BOB LYNCH - died 1984
We were sorry to hear of the death on 26 March 1984, at the age of 79, of Bob Lynch who served Scouting in Acton for many years as GSL, ADC and DC. He had also been a J.P. and an active member of the Rotary Club.

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Henry Mandiwall

Dr HENRY MANDIWALL - died 1986
Dr Henry Mandiwall who was for many years Assistant County Commissioner (Handicapped) died recently.

He was the Proficiency Badge examiner for the Photographer Badge for Cranford, Hounslow and Heston Scout District until his death.

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Doug Mason

DOUG MASON - died 16 October 1985
Doug Mason, who was an Assistant Leader Trainer, died on 16 October at the age of 59.

For more than a year he had been attending Harefield Hospital.

Ian McGregor

IAN McGREGOR - died 1986
Venture Scout Ian McGregor, aged 16, of the 4th Edgware was killed on 6 June 1986 when he was returning from a night hike with four others.  He was hit by a vehicle near Elstree. Ian had been a Cub Scout and a Scout in the 4th Edgware and had recently completed a Youth Training Scheme after leaving Park High School. Our sympathy is offered to his family and Group.

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Arthur Primmer

ARTHUR PRIMMER – died 1983
It was sad to hear of the death at the age of 91 of Arthur Primmer who was one of the boys who took part in Baden Powell's experimental camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. He sent a special message for our 75th anniversary pageant at Wembley last year and was interviewed at his home in Bournemouth by Adrian Smith (5th Ruislip) and Graham Thorn (1st Rayners lane) for the county international camp newspaper in July. He was an active nonagenarian and went to a Jamboree in the United States last year. He was a good scout.

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Jeremy Sadie

JEREMY SADIE - died 9 June 1986.
Venture Scout Jeremy Sadie age 17, of the 9th Pinner VSU, was killed in an accident at North Harrow Station when he was catching a train on 9th June 1986.

We offer our sympathy to his family, who have been involved in Scouting for many years.

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John Thurman

The death occurred on 10 April 1985 of John Thurman OBE, just after his 74th birthday.

Richard Francis Thurman (who was always known as John) was connected with the 1st Edgware Troop and became Deputy Camp Chief (i.e. Leader Trainer) for Middlesex 5O years ago in 1935.

At that time Middlesex lacked a permanent training ground and moved from Waxwell, Pinner in 1926 to Eillingdon Farm and then in 1929 to Harrow Weald Park until it was sold for housing when a training ground at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore was used until 1935 after which training in Middlesex did not have a base for several years.

He became the third Camp Chief at Gilwell Park in 1943 and ably developed Gilwell Park and leader training for 26 years. He was respected world-wide and was an able and witty speaker whose personality has been missed at Gilwell since 1969. He made a considerable impact on World Scouting and his influence will live on through his books and through the leaders he trained.

Percy Watson

PERCY WATSON – died 18 December 1983.
Percy Watson, until recently District Commissioner for Stanmore, died suddenly on 18th December 1983 at the age of 64.

Percy started his Scouting in the 4th Harrow Group and later became Group Scout Leader of the 1st Harrow Weald. He became the first District Commissioner for Stanmore in 1965 and held the appointment until 1983.  He was awarded the Silver Acorn in 1982.

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