Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:33 AM
The news of Tony's death has only just reached me in this corner of Turkey. I am so sad to hear of his passing.
I knew Tony for many many years having worked together in the deserts of Iran and Saudi Arabia. He got me interested in the Western Front and was always a welcome visitor to our house in Belgium which we would use as a base to tramp the battlefields together.
Tony was the Godfather to my eldest son and, for a Christening present, bought some WW1 china which my son has continued to collect.
He was a great friend and advisor, having this uncanny ability to go to the nub of a problem - how many times after receiving his council did I utter the words "Why didn't I think of that, Noyes?"
My sympathies to his family and friends.