Obituaries

Martyn Begbey 1948 – 2021

Martyn Begbey 1948 – 2021

Martyn, a good friend of mine and the Squib fleet died of a heart attack while riding his bike on Friday 5th February Martyn was the first born to David and Peggy, in Beckenham General Hospital and was followed by Jane, Josephine & Peter and he enjoyed a happy...

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Roger Bishop 10th October 1938 – 25th December 2020

Roger Bishop 10th October 1938 – 25th December 2020

Roger was born on 10th October 1938 in Longley Road Rochester to parents Loui and Mark Bishop. In January 1954 Roger joined the gas board as an apprentice fitter. It was at a time when he should have been going up to full “mans” wage when was called up to do...

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Rob Ballantyne – 1944 – 2019

Rob Ballantyne – 1944 – 2019

Rob was involved in sailing from an early age. His father had owned a Thames Barge which was requisitioned in the war and which did not survive. His early experience with Medway Yacht Club was sailing Firefly dinghies. There was a fleet of thirty, one of which...

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Roger Dawe (12/10/1941 – 10/10/2020)

Roger Dawe (12/10/1941 – 10/10/2020)

A 48 year apprenticeship with Roger and Royalist. My first sighting of Royalist was when she was hidden in one of our barns in 1972 when apparently she was still suffering from some financial maladies inherited from her previous owners. As a young boy still at primary...

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John Basley (26/03/1934 – 16/12/2019)

John Basley (26/03/1934 – 16/12/2019)

JOHN EDWARD BASLEY (26/03/1934 - 16/12/2019) John Edward Basley, my dear friend and fellow member of the Medway Yacht Club and the Association of Yachting Historians, died peacefully on Monday, 16th December 2019, after a short illness. John had been a valued member...

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