presented by John Taylor
I am sad to announce the sad death of Chief Observer Derrick Lamb of Cov57 Post Lutterworth. He transferred up from a Post in South Wales just a few months prior to our being stood-down in 1991.
Derrick died on Sunday 24th June after a series of illnesses, which in themselves were not serious but their accumulative effect wore his defences down, and in the end he succumbed to pneumonia and organ failure.
He joined the Corps after a career of twenty-four years in the RAF. He served on several Posts in Surrey and South Wales before ending his time in the Corps at stand-down on COV57 Post Lutterworth.We continued to meet once a month as a Post up to this time.
Sadly over time, others stopped coming due to illness, moving away and other commitments, and in the end only the two of us still met at Lutterworth RBL.
I and all his friends will miss Derrick greatly as will his family in Plymouth and Lutterworth. His funeral will take place sometime next week at Nuneaton Crematorium. I will keep you posted as to when.
162xxx CRAFTSMAN OBSERVER JOHN TAYLOR
Derrick was cremated July 12th. It was a very moving service with a eulogy given by his son Adrian.
It was very emotional and lots of tears were shed by ALL who were there; nine including me. The chapel was full with friends and relatives, dressed in rugby tops (Leicester Tigers, his favourite team) and a vow was taken that a match would be nominated to his memory and the day spent at a Tigers match and other of his favourite places around where he lived, (pubs etc).
He was a very well liked man by all who knew him. He was generous to all his family, no matter how distant, and he was always ready to put his hand in his pocket, and help physically with his DIY skills as well. No-one went without if he could help it. He will be genuinely missed by everyone who had the privilege to have known him.