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Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt (1920-2022)

The Company share with deep sadness the death of Ted Hunt this past weekend.

A well loved and respected Freeman, Ted was bound as apprentice to the Company in 1935 and volunteered as a sapper waterman in the Royal Engineers serving in Arctic Norway in 1940. In 1944 he was commissioned as a captain and commanded the Rhino landing craft on Gold Beach on D-Day. He returned to civilian life as a lecturer in navigation and watermanship 1948 until 1985. Also a Royal Waterman, he was appointed Bargemaster to Her Majesty in 1978 and retired from royal service in 1990.
The Company will be forever grateful for Ted’s contribution and commitment throughout the years, especially his work with apprentices and he will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ted’s family and friends at the sad time.
Here is Ted in a short video teaching young apprentices at lighterage school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcex3QHqIdQ