It is with great sadness that I report the passing of John Gaff who has died after fighting a long battle with cancer.  John was a great friend to the League and was elected President at the AGM in 2002 and held that post for 6 years.  John had confided in me about his illness and I visited him twice in recent months and he was always in good form, even taking me to lunch in his local pub.

Johns family will be celebrating his life on Wednesday 11th December at 15.00 at East Hampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, South Road, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3DW.

The family have requested no black clothing, only family flowers but those attending are welcome to make donations to Macmillan Cancer Research.  It is hoped that League Members who knew John will be able to attend.

Our thoughts are with his family as they start to come to terms with their loss, rest in peace my friend.
John Balding
President of the League