Our past president Alan Spong has passed away, aged 94.
The timing is particularly aposite as the club is planning its 'Row to Remember' Sponsored Row and Alan was one of the last surviving Dunkirk veterans.
A dozen or so Scarlet Blazers attended his funeral to complement the Dogget Coat and Badge uniforms worn by three recent winners (Alan was a member of the Worshipful Company of Watermen and Lightermen of The Thames and was elected their Master in 1980)
There will be work carried out on each of the arches of Kingston Railway Bridge until March 2015.
Currently both the Surrey and the Middlesex arch are closed, indicated by a red danger sign slung below the arch. 18/3/2014