Three Honorary Flag Officers 29 Oct 2005
Three gentlemen, all ‘in their ninth decade’ were awarded this honour as a mark of the Club’s respect for their outstanding loyalty and support for ‘more years than we can really recall!’
They have all been Commodores in their day, Robert Melville from 1971 to 1973, Allan Munro from 1977 to 1979 and Ken Bushell 1986 to 1988. Ken and Bob have sailed in Dragons and Etchells but Allan has remained faithful to the RCOD Class now joined by both Ken and Bob as the RCODs have been rejuvenated!
Ken replied to the honour paid them in his own inimitable fashion (I’ve no idea what he said but we laughed a lot!) Bob broke into song and Allan waved his hand and said that they left him speechless…
Gentlemen, we salute you!