It is with very great regret that we have to inform members of the death of Norman Clowes. We extend to his wife Dorothy, son David and daughter Janet our deepest sympathies.

 Norman, a Graduate of Cardiff University, retired ‘Overseas Manager’ at the Midland Bank in Cardiff, ’Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society in London’, died 13th February following a short period of illness. As reported in the last Bulletin, Norman became unwell last autumn and let it be known that he would no longer be able to continue as a member of the Study Circle .

 His Aero-philately contributions to the Circle are well documented and his knowledge and expertise was shared with us all.

 It was he who volunteered the Indexing of our Bulletins - a massive undertaking that will remain an everlasting legacy. Only 18 months ago and very fortunately, I was able with his help to record this work as a ‘Word document’, which will enable its continuation with future updates to be maintained.

 Inevitably Norman had other philatelic interests of which ‘Japanese Prisoner of War Mail’ was but one. I have it on good authority that like everything else he did, it was extensive, thoroughly researched and a very fine collection.