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Tony Scott

Former Court Assistant Tony Scott FCIArb (admitted to the Livery on 10th February 2000) passed away on 5th May 2015 after a long and tough battle with cancer; he was 82. He had been a giant in the worlds of GAFTA and FOSFA, inter alia serving on the GAFTA Appeal Board for 40 years, being an Honorary Life Vice President of FOSFA, a Member of the Baltic Exchange for 41 years and a Full Member of the LMAA for nearly 30 years. He had been signatory to >3,000 awards. He had generously donated the Court Assistants’ badges to the Company.

Barry Rose (despite travel difficulties) represented the Master and the Company at Tony’s funeral (more of a celebration, Barry reports) on 28th May along with good contingents from FOSFA and GAFTA and, overall, a large attendance. A Scottish Piper led the entry and the exit from the church.

There was an excellent turn-out at Tony’s Thanksgiving Service on 10th June at St Mary-le-Bow and the Master, supported by Past Masters Dancaster and Dundas and Liverymen Barry Duggan, Barry Rose, Patrick O’Donovan and Lord Hacking and Freemen David Barnett and Graham Clark (son of Clifford Clark), attended. The Service was truly inspiring and a central feature was a powerful and moving address by Tony’s godson, Mark Beavis. The Revd George Bush was no less inspiring, brilliantly catching the necessary mood of the day. The Company’s attendance was dwarfed by the substantial number of LMAA/GAFTA/FOSFA persons present and St Mary’s was almost full.

All in all, it was a really great send-off for such a special person.

Hew Dundas, Almoner and PM