Rear Admiral John Croydon

I regret to announce that Rear Admiral John Croydon passed away on 19th July aged 93. He had been a member of the Club since 1979, sailing his Squib "Second Wind" regularly until about 10 years ago. The highlight of his time at the Club was winning the first race of the 1980 Squib Nationals and finishing 5th overall that year with son Greg as crew! He spent time on the Club Committee and was a Trustee of the Club until the charitable status was introduced recently. He donated the "Rear Admirals Cup" to the Club to promote inter fleet and inter Club racing.

After a distinguished career in the Navy as a Weapons / Electrical specialist, John retired in 1984 and became an active member of Dorset society. During his retirement he served as a JP, a Governor of Milton Abbey School, County Commissioner of Scouts, Sail Training Association Dorset Chairman, Weldmar Board Director and prison work. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset in 1991.

A Memorial Service will be held in early Autumn at St Andrews Church Preston. Details to follow.

Greg Croydon, yacht Foyle - not very active member!

Submitted on Saturday, 23rd July