Chairman’s Report: Mike Morris

It is an honour and great pleasure to address you as the Chairman of the UKMPA in this issue of the Pilot magazine. I wish to praise the stewardship of John Pearn our outgoing Chairman for the dedication and passion he has shown throughout his tenure during the last three years. I am pleased to say that as IMPA Vice President John has agreed to remain on the executive for the immediate future, so with the wisdom and guidance of both John and Don Cockrill as Secretary General, I hope to carry forward the good work begun by them.

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Pilots’ Golf 2019

Malcolm Watts

Fourteen members from five Districts met at Shawhills Golf Course in early May to do battle on the golf course.

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Chairman’s Report: John Pearn


It is with great sadness that I have to report another pilot fatality, Capt. Cals fell to his death on 4 th February whilst boarding a vessel in Sepetiba, Brazil. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Harold (Harry) M. Hignett 1927-2018

Harry Hignett

Sadly Harry died Saturday 15 th September 2018, he was 91 years old. Read the rest of this entry »

Peter Widd & Paul Fronteras

The Pilot Magazine would also like to record the sad passing of the following colleagues: Peter Widd, a former Port of London Authority Pilot who joined the pilotage service when it was run by Trinity House and Paul Fronteras, a former Plymouth Pilot and Younger Brother of Trinity House.


Obituary: Captain Robert Anderson 1949-2018

Robert Anderson sadly passed away shortly after his 69th birthday at the Causeway hospital in Coleraine. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Tom Watson 1917-2017

Tom Watson

Thomas Anthony Watson was born on 13 th July 1917, and watching steamers on the Thames as a child from his home at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, inspired his nautical interest. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report Issue 325: John Pearn



Dangerous pilot ladders, and issues arising from them, continue to cross my desk on a daily basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: David White 1945-2018

David White

David White, was a maritime pilot from 1979 until his death this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Donald Howard (Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal) 1923-2018

Lord Strathcona

Lord Strathcona & Mount Royal (Centre) after being appointed UKPA President at the 1978 Conference accompanied by Chairman Mr. Macmillan & wife (Left) and Honorary Vice President Mr. Berry & wife.

Donald Howard, Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, Laird of Colonsay and a defence minister under Margaret Thatcher, served as President UKPA 1978 – 1990 died on June 16 th , 2018

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