HONORARY LIFE MEMBER MAURICE WEBB PASSES

Bedford Blues were saddened to hear that Maurice Webb, the club's oldest Honorary Life Member, passed away last week after a short illness, at the age of 93.

Maurice served the club as a committee member for many years. He and his wife Hazel will be especially remembered for their service to the club's social committee and for tirelessly organising regular discos and social evenings every Saturday in the Scrum Hall to raise funds for the club.

His flying career during the Second World War, when he completed a remarkable 42 missions is well known and has been recognised and rewarded by the Distinguished Flying Medal, the Atlantic Star and Defence Medal and the Legion d' Honneur.

Maurice remained a stalwart of the club, regularly attending home games and enjoying the company in the Former Players' Bar.  The club extends its sympathy to his wife Hazel, son Vaughan, daughter Nicola and their families. Funeral arrangements will follow in due course.

The funeral will take place at Norse Road Crematorium, Bedford, on Thursday 6th September at 11.30am. Friends are welcome to join afterwards at The White Horse Pub, Newnham Avenue.

The Club was also saddened to hear of the loss of life long supporter Bill Hullatt last week, who lost his battle with cancer at 78 years of age.

One of Bill’s last wishes was to buy his Season Ticket for the forthcoming season, even if he wouldn’t attend a single match! A member of all three Blues supporter clubs, he will be missed by many. His funeral will be at Turvey Church, 2pm on Wednesday 29th August. 

The Bedford Blues flag was flying at half-mast on Saturday in the match against Saracens as a mark of respect to both men.