It is with great sadness that I report the passing away of Derek Poyser (late the Int Corps). His daughter Vickie tells me that in the last few weeks he had been in great form but died suddenly, yesterday, 31 August 2009. Derek had been seriously ill with a range of painful conditions which fate had unfairly placed upon him. He had however never lost his sense of humour; he was a danger to the nursing profession whenever he was in hospital, a frequent occurrence of late and continued to keep in touch with a wide circle of friends and old comrades by e-mail. Derek, who completed 25 years army service, was an excellent Analyst (special intelligence) and also played a mean hand of poker. He will be missed. Funeral (in Loughborough) details in due course.