Vale Len Bonnitcha (Margate Base 1976-1985)

(Monday 11 April 2016)

It is with sadness we report the passing of Len Bonnitcha on Saturday 9 April 2016.

Len Bonnitcha Len, a polio victim of the 50’s, was our first radio operator at Margate Base starting in 1976 and retiring in 1985. Len was so dedicated and would even go to sleep with the radios running in the radio room next to his bedroom (things were generally a lot quieter in those days). Len was a keen sailor despite his disability and he had a thorough knowledge of southern waterways. He spent his last years in the Snug Village Eldercare Centre. He was 74.

Barry McCann