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    Ensign Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo KCB

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    Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo KCB 1924-2012

    It is with great sadness that I inform you all that Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo has crossed the bar at his home in Portugal on the 7th March after a short illness.
    HMS Lowestoft was his first ship command from 1961-1963 in an illustrious career. It was a great honour that he was able to attend our first reunion in Oct 2011, an event that he and Lady Lygo enjoyed very much. I know you will all join me in sending our most sincere condolences on behalf of the HMS Lowestoft Association to Lady Lygo and the family.
    Sir Raymond was an inspiration to us all and he will be sorely missed
    Attached is the Obituary published in the "TIMES" of 13 March 2012

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    Very sad, we all have to go sometime, but to lose a great man like this is a tragedy. R.I.P.
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    Very sad news indeed R.I.P
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    Well said Ian,very sad. So nice to have had him at our first reunion.
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    I agree with what everyone has said,it was a privelige to meet him at the reunion,he must have been a great skipper to serve under.I was very amused by his comments on Lady Mayoresses in the little speech he gave,having had experience of a few of them at Sea Cadet functions,he was dead right about them.

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    As many will know (my time 72 on) some officers had qualifications but no CDF, it was up to officers like the Admiral to teach them how to care for their men.

    It was obvious to all, at last years reuion, that Admiral Sir Rayond Lygo KCB, really cared, his attendance alone proved that, and his smile at meeting his shipmates again showed his feelings for you all.

    I would request, those from his era as Captain, would allow us to join in a toast, at this years reuion to celebrate the life of a good man.

    Lowies forever.

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    Sir Raymond

    So sad to hear the news that the Skipper of the first commish had past over the bar. He was the best skipper I served under. We can all can drink our tot's now without going hard a starboard.

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    I can relate to all that has been said here, it is a shame, but they dont breed em like that anymore.
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    My time to pass or come again, the wheel of life keeps turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Sanders View Post
    I can relate to all that has been said here, it is a shame, but they dont breed em like that anymore.
    R.I.P.
    They certainly don't Sandy.

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    The following message has been received from Lady Lygo:-

    Dear Mr. MacKenzie,
    Thank you for your kind words of condolence which I shall share with the rest of the family. The Lowestoft Reunion last October was the last big function Sir Raymond ever attended, and he thoroughly enjoyed being amongst the ship's company, reminiscing about happy times.


    Yours sincerely

    Lady Lygo

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