Brian Ingpen has advised the Society that Captain Jack Clark passed over the side on Monday morning. He had a fall a couple of weeks ago and his health deteriorated thereafter. He was a wonderful gentleman, friend, and a real mariner who went to sea aged 16 and, after his ship was sunk in World War 2, spent his 17th birthday in a lifeboat. He rose to command in the Runciman fleet. Jack was also a warm family man, who sadly was widowed some years ago when his dear wife passed away. He was of huge help at Lawhill in teaching the students their knots, splices and general ropework.
Jack was our longest serving, active member of the Society and will be sorely missed by the Cape Town Branch particularly where he attended meetings regularly.
No news of any memorial at this stage.