It is with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Maj (Retd) John Ayres, who was the first permanent AGA/AWSA Secretary in the ASCB (1991 to 2000) died at home on Saturday 28th April at 1100 hrs.
He had not been 100% since just before Christmas. After Christmas he went skiing and returned with a troublesome knee which refused to get better and slight breathlessness. On Tuesday last week he saw his doctor; on Thursday he was diagnosed with acute Myeloid Leukaemia and was due a blood transfusion today. He was running a golf event at Tidworth on Friday and whilst not quite himself and limping, he made no mention of his diagnosis to any of the other golfers, which is typical of the individual.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
The Memorial Service is in Crondall on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 1500 hrs – see attached notice.