Nick Kester writes:
It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of our past-president, Roger Upton MBE. Few have been so well-regarded in the falconry community the world over; his passion for our sport never abated, his knowledge was, to say the least, magisterial and was recorded in some of the best historical records ever written. He was a friend to many and a guiding light to us all. He will be much missed both here and in the Middle East where he had many, many falconry friends. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of The Falconer. I know I speak for the whole membership in sending our sincerest condolences to all of his family.