It is with sadness that I pass on news of the death of Maj Dan Duell. Truly one of life's gentlemen, he was oft described as "the nicest man in NATO". Quiet, unassuming and very capable indeed; a source of sound advice, and always willing to pass on his experience or lend a guiding hand. I have very fond memories of playing golf with Dan in Brunei. He teed off with an iron and hit it further than my driver, and had the most wonderful old wooden "conker" putter - full of character, just like Dan. He played golf like he did a lot of things - in a calm, modest and understated fashion, but very capably indeed. I remember making him chuckle on the 7th at Berakas Kem, after I played what he smilingly declared to be "the worst hole of golf I have ever seen". RIP Dan. A crying shame, as you were an absolute top bloke. Condolences to family and friends, you will genuinely be missed by all who knew you.