It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Prof. John Sanders, who passed away at the age of 87 last Thursday.
He was a Life Member of the BAF and, to date, the youngest person to have become a Maître d'Armes of the BAF. Additionally he was the coach of Bill Hoskyns, and had been very active in the South West Region.
The BAF offers its deepest condolences to his family and widow, Jan. He will be missed dearly.
The funeral for John will be on Friday 3rd February at 11 am at Taunton Crematorium.
Details for Prof. Vic Cassapi's funeral:
2:00pm - 12th of January
Wilford Hill Crematorium
Then onto The Beeches Hotel to share memories of Vic’s life
The Beeches Hotel
69 Wilford Lane
Travel between the two venues approximately 5 to 10 minutes
It is with profound sadness that I must inform our members of the passing of Prof. Vic Cassapi
Vic passed away peacefully last night (19th) with all his children around him.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family at this very sad time
Funeral arrangements to follow
The British Academy of Fencing is saddened to hear of the passing of Jean MacLardy. Jean began fencing at a housewives group in 1971. From this beginner’s introductory class she went on to pass her SAFU and BAF coaching exams. She coached many youngsters in her time starting some international fencers on their paths to success. She ran fencing clubs at St Margarets School and Scotus Academy to name just two. As well as coaching she was an active committee member standing on the Scottish Schools Committee. There will be many in the fencing community with fond memories of Jean. We send our condolences to her family
Results from the Examination Day held at Denstone on April 2nd, may be found here
The Academy is saddened to learn that Peter Green (of Hull) died on the 21.03.16. Peter was a long standing member of the Academy and a regular supporter of our Annual General Meetings. Peter was well like by his colleagues and pupils and he will be missed by all. The Academy offers its deepest sympathy to his family at this very sad time
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