Crossed the Bar - ex CY Chris Rickard

Submitted by Alan Barry.

Regret to inform you Chris Rickard passed away yesterday morning, 21st May. Chris was not a RNCA member, but along with Beth Derbyshire were the main links with The Message Project (Semaphore) in November 2005 up the Thames.
He was the stalwart of the Fleetwork trainer for so many years and the ultimate knowledge in Flags and Naval history. He sadly passed away after a very long battle against cancer.
Sam remarked he was very helpful to the Association and traced many Mercury phot's for us after the closure and catalogued them. He will be missed by all, but especially those of the bunting persuasion.