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 »

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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Obituary: George Walter Havens (Bristol Pilot) 1923 – 2017

George Havens


George was born in Portishead, on 26 th September 1923 and attended Bristol South Central School from 1934-1938. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Anthony Rowe Jones 1928-2017

Tony Jones

Anthony Rowe (Tony) Jones died on 27 th November 2017 and was a Manchester Ship Canal pilot for over 30 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Alec Cooke 1939 – 2017

Alec Cooke

Alaistair (Alec) Cooke was born in Newcastle -upon-Tyne in 1939. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Roger Williams 1940-2017 (Retired Bristol Channel Pilot)

It is a serious relation, that in which a man stands to his ship. A ship is a creature which we have brought into this world, as it were on purpose to keep us up to the mark. In her handling a ship will not put up with a mere pretender.
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