Obituary - Captain George Foulds (extract from All Hands Summer 2003)It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of our past Chairman and Secretary, Captain George Foulds in the evening of Sunday 8th June following an attack of pneumonia. Apparently he had lost the means of swallowing and the nursing home where he was were feeding him liquids which it is understood was falling up his lungs. He had been in the nursing home for only a short period since his wife Anne passed away in April. Apparently there had been a decline in his condition since her passing. His son Anthony phoned Peter Roberts this morning 9th June and asked that the members of the Association and the Master Mariners be informed. There will be a notice of George's death in the Telegraph any day after Thursday 12th June giving details. George Foulds was well known and liked by many in The Warsash Association for which he did a great deal of work to ensure that it prospered after Captain John Metcalf had established the new Association in the mid 1980's from the remains of the School of Navigation "Old Cadets Association" which foundered in the 1970's. He was also well known to many members of the Southampton Branch of the Master Mariners Association, many of whom had been either at Swaythling or Warsash.
George served for many years in both the RFA and "Reefers" during his career at sea. It is a sad end to a fine man who loved the sea and all those served on it and were his friends.
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