Another death to report I'm afraid.
I have today attended the funeral of John Robertson (known to many as 'JR'), the well known Dundee based wargamer and historian. John died following a long illness on Monday 19 July at the age of 75.
I will post a longer piece on John's life another time. For now I will simply say that I have said a reluctant farewell to a great friend and mentor.
The funeral was attended by a number of John's wargaming proteges, including Paul Jenkins, John Munro, Billy O'Rourke, Richard Proctor, Stuart Riddick, Ady Blake and Tom McCafferty. Paul, John and I made an emotional visit to JR's attic wargames room - still a source of wonder and excitement after all these years.
John is survived by his wife Morina, daughter Pamela and grandson Owen. My thoughts are with them.