It saddens me to have to advise all those in the ACA that knew Norman Mullen, the President of Portsmouth & SE Hants, that he died on 3rd October. He had been suffering from emphysema, and lately had been hospitalised with pneumonia, but he appeared to be on the road to recovery; his passing was unexpected. Norman was a Flight Engineer on 53/511/216 & 105 Squadrons and had a civilian career as a Dan Air Training Manager. He was a founder member of the Branch, serving as Chairman & Vice Chairman, and then President. An eloquent speaker with a joke and a ready wit for any occasion, he was much liked and he will be sorely missed. His well attended funeral was on 16th October.