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POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 30/10/2012

POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM – 30-Oct-2011 – Youth Leader, successful Businessman & Councillor Steve POVEY a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

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IN MEMORIAM
– 30-Oct-2011 – 
Councillor Steve POVEY
a Dedicated Youth Campaigner
Known as a result of his efforts as ‘Mr. Leek’.

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Tributes have been paid to renowned councillor, businessman and community campaigner Steve Povey, who has lost his battle with cancer.
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to ‘people’s champion’, affectionately known as ‘Mr Leek’, after he passed away at his home in Ashbourne Road yesterday afternoon.

The 53-year-old father-of-two was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, but just a month ago rose from his sickbed to challenge colleagues on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to cut their allowances.

He was well-known in the town for playing a leading role in organising community and charity events, as well as campaigning for local causes.

The UKIP councillor for Leek North and a former Leek mayor, Mr Povey also ran the well-established Povey’s Oatcakes store in Biddulph’s High Street.

He is survived by daughter Olivia, aged 19, and Alex, aged 23, who now runs his oatcake shop.
Friend Keith Harrison, district councillor for Leek North, said Mr Povey began receiving chemotherapy less than a fortnight ago, the Sentinel report today.

Mr Harrison’s wife Gillian and two other family friends helped care for Mr Povey as his health deteriorated.

Mr Harrison said: “He has done so much for the community, as a youth leader and later as a councillor. We are very sad and upset.”

“His hard work will be very sadly missed, but he will be missed as a friend more than anything.”
“My wife said he was fine on the morning of his death and there seemed to be something different about him.”

“It was over very quickly. He passed away just after the ambulance arrived. I feel for his children as they have also lost their mother.”

Mr Povey’s ex-wife Carol, the mother of his children, died at the age of 45 in 2008 after being crushed by a horse in a freak accident.

Neighbour and fellow district councillor Pam Wood said to the Sentinel: “Our thoughts are with Steve’s family.”

“Both me and my family will miss him tremendously and the people of the town will miss him.”
“Since he was 14 he has been involved in some way with this community and nobody had worked harder for Leek than he has.”

“He lived for Leek and has done so much. I don’t think anybody can fill his shoes.”
Friend Ron Locker, district councillor for Cheadle West beat bowel cancer in 2010 and had spoken to Mr Povey about his illness.

He said: “Steve was a Leek man through-and-through. He loved his town, he loved the people and he will be sorely missed as there was such a lot more he could have done.

“He was a people’s champion. He was always on the side of the ordinary people.”

Mr Povey served as a district and town councillor for more than a decade and was elected as a county councillor for Leek at the second attempt in June 2009.

He underwent a triple heart by-pass in 2008, but resumed his council and community work shortly afterwards.

To view the original of this obituary CLICK HERE

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COWGILL, Brigadier Anthony 29-Oct-2009 – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 29/10/2012

COWGILL, Brigadier Anthony 29-Oct-2009 – IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM – 29-Oct-2009 – Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom 
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– 29-Oct-2009 – 
Brigadier Anthony COWGILL 
a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

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Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

Last Sunday a man I am very honoured to have spoken with extensively over several years died – it was not until his death last Sunday that I realised his age. In our conversations he was generous with his time and tolerant of my naive questions as I sought to learn ever more about my Country’s enemies of The EU.

I deffer to the words of Christopher Booker who knew him considerably better than I.

The man who let us read the EU constitution
Brigadier Anthony Cowgill, who died last week, put together an intelligible text of the Lisbon Treaty when no one else would, says Christopher Booker
By Christopher Booker
31 Oct 2009
After eight years of tortuous discussion, the Lisbon Treaty, by hook or by crook (but mostly, some would say, by crook), is all but a done deal. The EU will shortly have its constitution by any other name and take its place on the world stage as a fully fledged government, complete with its President (not Tony Blair), Foreign Minister (not David Miliband), an unelected Cabinet (in the shape of the European Council) and enormous new powers over all our lives.
Strangely, however, thanks to the skulduggery whereby they had to pretend that the treaty was not the constitution they wanted, we are not yet officially allowed to read the constitution we shall all have to live under. To assist their sleight of hand, the document the politicians signed at Lisbon consists only of amendments to previous treaties (copied out verbatim from the rejected constitution). Read out of context, these amount to little more than gobbledegook.
The one person who made it possible for us to read our new constitution in comprehensible form was Brigadier Anthony Cowgill of the British Management Data Foundation (BMDF). With extraordinary diligence, and much aided by his son Andrew, he produced a “consolidated” version of the treaty, putting all the amendments into context. What is more, over the past 17 years, Tony Cowgill had performed this invaluable service for each new European treaty in turn, used by politicians, civil servants, lawyers and others all over Europe.
On Thursday night this remarkable man, an unsung hero of our time and a good friend of mine for over 20 years, died just before his 94th birthday. Last Sunday, in my last conversation with him, he said “the secret of remaining active is to remain active”.
I hope to be able to pay proper tribute elsewhere to Tony Cowgill’s various impressive contributions to our country’s life, including his leading part in correcting the woeful misrepresentations of the episode in Austria at the end of the Second World War, when we handed back a large number of Cossacks to the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, anyone wanting to read his meticulously annotated edition of our new constitution in full, The Lisbon Treaty In Perspective, should ring the BMDF on 01452 812837 for details.

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Brigadier Anthony Cowgill

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill, who died on October 29 aged 93, had a varied career as a soldier; as chief industrial engineer for Rolls-Royce; and providing high-level liaison between many of Britain’s leading companies and government policy-makers. But his two most notable contributions – illuminating one of the most controversial episodes of the Second World War and explaining the “gobbledegook” of EU treaties – were made at an age when most people have retired.

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill

The Cowgill Inquiry into the repatriation of Cossacks and Yugoslavs at the end of the Second World War by the allies. L-R Lord Brimelow , Brigadier Anthony Cowgill and Christopher Booker Photo: Philip Hollis
The first of these achievements centred on the British Army’s handover, in Austria in 1945, of 47,000 Cossacks to the Soviet Union. This later led to widely publicised allegations that Harold Macmillan, in 1945 Britain’s political representative in the Mediterranean, and Lord Aldington, a senior officer in Austria at the time, had conspired to defy orders and higher command by handing over the Cossacks to almost certain death. Exhaustive researches by a small team headed by Cowgill showed that the charges were baseless and had arisen from a fundamental misreading of the historical evidence.
The second initiative to win him plaudits was to present the ever more complex series of European treaties in a form which made them uniquely comprehensible. His annotated editions of each treaty, from Maastricht to Lisbon, continue to prove invaluable to politicians and many others.
He was then, as India prepared for Independence in 1947, seconded to the Partition Commission, organising the separation of the country’s armed forces between India and Pakistan, after which he was assigned to the new Pakistani army. This led to what he described as the most worrying moment of his life. Returning to his Lahore headquarters one day he found himself, in British Army uniform, the only white man on a train overrun by thousands of armed Pathan tribesmen bent on seizing Kashmir. Sure his last hour had come, he was highly relieved when, addressing him as “sahib”, they treated him instead with friendly respect.
After serving in the Korean War, Cowgill eventually retired from the Army as a brigadier in 1969 to become Chief Industrial Engineer to Rolls-Royce. He was closely involved in the final stages of the development of the revolutionary RB-211 jet engine, the costs of which led to the firm’s bankruptcy and its nationalisation by the Heath Government in 1971, although the RB-211 was ultimately a huge commercial success. In 1979 Cowgill set up the highly-respected British Management Data Foundation (BMDF), run from his home in the Cotswolds, to provide expert briefing to many of the leading companies in British industry and to assist them in high-level liaison with government on matters of common concern.
In 1986, then aged 71, he was shocked to read The Minister and the Massacres, a book by Count Nikolai Tolstoy accusing Harold Macmillan of having conspired with senior Army officers in 1945 to commit a “war crime” by handing over large numbers of surrendered Cossack and Yugoslavs to face death at the hands of their Communist enemies, in flagrant breach of military orders. Since this was the gravest charge ever levelled at a British prime minister or at the British Army, he invited Lord Brimelow, a former permanent head of the Foreign Office, and the journalist Christopher Booker, both of whom had studied this unhappy episode, to join him in a full investigation of the facts.
Initially all three had found Tolstoy’s account persuasive, but were aware that there were significant gaps in the evidence. By a remarkable feat of detective work over four years, Cowgill managed to track down all the missing signals and orders necessary to a proper understanding of what had happened. In particular, thanks to inspired guesswork, he discovered in a Washington archive 127 unopened boxes containing many key documents previously thought lost. What gradually emerged was a picture of the events totally at odds with the version given by Tolstoy.
In 1989 many of these documents played a part in the libel action brought by Lord Aldington against Tolstoy, resulting in the largest libel damages ever awarded in a British court (£1.6 million, although this was never paid). When, in 1990, the Cowgill team published, it revealed that the part played by Macmillan had been quite irrelevant to the fate of the Cossacks. The handovers had been fully authorised from General Alexander down, in full accord with established Allied policy. Indeed, several of the “massacres” described by Tolstoy had never in fact taken place and the majority of Cossacks were released from gulags after a year. Cowgill’s report, The Repatriations from Austria in 1945, was praised by leading historians as a model of its kind.
In 1992 Cowgill was again shocked to learn that Parliament was being asked to approve the Maastricht treaty before MPs had been given the chance properly to read it. All they were given was a series of amendments to the existing treaties, which read out of context were no more than gobbledegook (a Foreign Office minister said it would be “improper” to publish a complete version of the treaty before it was ratified). With the aid of his son Andrew, Cowgill worked round the clock to produce a “consolidated” version, putting all the amendments in context. Sir Keith Joseph, a former Tory Cabinet minister, then arranged for copies to be circulated to every MP before the Maastricht Bill came up for second reading.
The BMDF’s edition of the treaty proved so uniquely valuable that it was given semi-official status, much in demand by policy-makers and many others, not only in Britain, but also in Europe and America (one admirer was Henry Kissinger). Cowgill and his son went on to produce similarly authoritative editions of all the subsequent EU treaties, right up to their latest, The Lisbon Treaty In Perspective.

Tony Cowgill was a shrewd observer of the world, believing that public policy must be “data driven”, and rest on properly researched evidence. It was this which led him to increasing scepticism on many issues, from the value of our membership of the EU to global warming. In 1948 he married Anne, whom he had met in India where she was serving as a WRNS officer. She died in 2005, and he is survived by their son and daughter.

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I will add hereto any Official published Obituary which I spot as it is clear that Christopher knew Tony Cowgill far better than I he makes no pretence that this brief clip of his life is anything more than just that ‘a brief clip’.

In wishing Tony’s son our condollences at his loss let us hope that we are not to loose too much in his demise and that Andrew continues his Father’s exemplary work of enlightenment, continuing the work of The British Management Data Foundation, where they had worked together for many years in Stroud.

For further details of The British Management Data Foundation: CLICK HERE

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LAMB, David – IN MEMORIAM Died Monday 04-Apr-2011

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 04/04/2012

LAMB, David – IN MEMORIAM Died Monday 04-Apr-2011 

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David LAMB – IN MEMORIAM Died Monday 04-Apr-2011
David was a founder member of the would be Lechlade pressure group in UKIP!
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Hi,

It is with regret that I heard, on Tuesday 05-Apr-2011, of the death of David Lamb on the previous day.

I had never met David but had spoken with him on several occasions both with regard to our mutual enemies, Cancer and Membership of The EU, and on the unsurprising subject of Politics.

David had been a founder member of the Lechlade would be pressure group in UKIP, working towards more structure and accountability in UKIP.

David’s field of expertise was Pensions and finance and he very professionally produced a number of very interesting financial documents for the nascent group, which was fairly rapidly out manoeuvered by Nigel Farage and his claque who, as ever, feared any form of intelligent thought that was beyond their direct control – lacking competent and clear leadership the so called ‘Lechlade Group’ buckled leaving the field to Farage’s self serving sycophants.

Sadly David was already manifesting the ravages of cancer and facing various operations on his brain tumours with great courage and a wry sense of humour. David’s personal battle with cancer was well fought and very brave but it undermined his wish to act for his Country as a true Patriot, more than somewhat to his annoyance. As I understood it in conversation as I was also experiencing one of several cancer ops. of varied severity.

A measure of David’s stoic ‘grave’ humour was his chosen ‘e’Mail address at BrainSurgery@……

I was sorry David lost his battle with this pernicious disease and can only hope his end, though a release, came without suffering and with dignity.

My heart felt condollences firstly to his family but also to his many friends with whom he clearly made a mark and an unusually strong bond.

We are all diminished by his passing after his contributions to our EUroSceptic cause – In his memory and that of others who have gone before we must redouble our efforts to reinstate our Sovereignty and liberate OUR Nation from the thrall of EU Membership.

Thank you David Lamb for the efforts you made for us.

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Sadly David LAMB died on 04-Apr-2011 – obviously everyones thoughts are with his family where he will be sorely missed after a brave fight against brain cancer over several years.
We are ALL diminished by the death of David Lamb and for more details you may care to see:
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David will be missed and his courage long remembered.

FUNERAL OF DAVID LAMB
who died Monday 4th April

The Funeral Details
Thursday 21st April 2011.

at Reading Crematorium at 11:30am

Reading Crematorium & Henley Road Cemetery
All Hallows Road,
Caversham,
Reading,
Berks,
RG4 5LP

0118 947 2433 / 947 4102.

I tried to post The In Memoriam details to UKIP Web Master on You Tube video but sadly UKIP are unwilling to accept comment being unable to handle discussion or criticism and thus they could not be bothered to list the sad death of David Lamb who did so much for UKIP!
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POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 30/10/2011

POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM – 30-Oct-2011 – Youth Leader, successful Businessman & Councillor Steve POVEY a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

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IN MEMORIAM
– 30-Oct-2011 – 
Councillor Steve POVEY
a Dedicated Youth Campaigner
Known as a result of his efforts as ‘Mr. Leek’.

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Tributes have been paid to renowned councillor, businessman and community campaigner Steve Povey, who has lost his battle with cancer.
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to ‘people’s champion’, affectionately known as ‘Mr Leek’, after he passed away at his home in Ashbourne Road yesterday afternoon.

The 53-year-old father-of-two was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, but just a month ago rose from his sickbed to challenge colleagues on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to cut their allowances.

He was well-known in the town for playing a leading role in organising community and charity events, as well as campaigning for local causes.

The UKIP councillor for Leek North and a former Leek mayor, Mr Povey also ran the well-established Povey’s Oatcakes store in Biddulph’s High Street.

He is survived by daughter Olivia, aged 19, and Alex, aged 23, who now runs his oatcake shop.
Friend Keith Harrison, district councillor for Leek North, said Mr Povey began receiving chemotherapy less than a fortnight ago, the Sentinel report today.

Mr Harrison’s wife Gillian and two other family friends helped care for Mr Povey as his health deteriorated.

Mr Harrison said: “He has done so much for the community, as a youth leader and later as a councillor. We are very sad and upset.”

“His hard work will be very sadly missed, but he will be missed as a friend more than anything.”
“My wife said he was fine on the morning of his death and there seemed to be something different about him.”

“It was over very quickly. He passed away just after the ambulance arrived. I feel for his children as they have also lost their mother.”

Mr Povey’s ex-wife Carol, the mother of his children, died at the age of 45 in 2008 after being crushed by a horse in a freak accident.

Neighbour and fellow district councillor Pam Wood said to the Sentinel: “Our thoughts are with Steve’s family.”

“Both me and my family will miss him tremendously and the people of the town will miss him.”
“Since he was 14 he has been involved in some way with this community and nobody had worked harder for Leek than he has.”

“He lived for Leek and has done so much. I don’t think anybody can fill his shoes.”
Friend Ron Locker, district councillor for Cheadle West beat bowel cancer in 2010 and had spoken to Mr Povey about his illness.

He said: “Steve was a Leek man through-and-through. He loved his town, he loved the people and he will be sorely missed as there was such a lot more he could have done.

“He was a people’s champion. He was always on the side of the ordinary people.”

Mr Povey served as a district and town councillor for more than a decade and was elected as a county councillor for Leek at the second attempt in June 2009.

He underwent a triple heart by-pass in 2008, but resumed his council and community work shortly afterwards.

To view the original of this obituary CLICK HERE

Besides hi family, to whom we offer our doncere condolences.
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POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 29/10/2011

POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

POVEY, Cllr. Steve – 30-Oct-2011 – IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM – 30-Oct-2011 – Youth Leader, successful Businessman & Councillor Steve POVEY a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

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The corruption of EUkip’s leadership, 
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is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!  
.
IN MEMORIAM
– 30-Oct-2011 – 
Councillor Steve POVEY
a Dedicated Youth Campaigner
Known as a result of his efforts as ‘Mr. Leek’.

.

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.

Tributes have been paid to renowned councillor, businessman and community campaigner Steve Povey, who has lost his battle with cancer.
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to ‘people’s champion’, affectionately known as ‘Mr Leek’, after he passed away at his home in Ashbourne Road yesterday afternoon.

The 53-year-old father-of-two was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, but just a month ago rose from his sickbed to challenge colleagues on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to cut their allowances.

He was well-known in the town for playing a leading role in organising community and charity events, as well as campaigning for local causes.

The UKIP councillor for Leek North and a former Leek mayor, Mr Povey also ran the well-established Povey’s Oatcakes store in Biddulph’s High Street.

He is survived by daughter Olivia, aged 19, and Alex, aged 23, who now runs his oatcake shop.
Friend Keith Harrison, district councillor for Leek North, said Mr Povey began receiving chemotherapy less than a fortnight ago, the Sentinel report today.

Mr Harrison’s wife Gillian and two other family friends helped care for Mr Povey as his health deteriorated.

Mr Harrison said: “He has done so much for the community, as a youth leader and later as a councillor. We are very sad and upset.”

“His hard work will be very sadly missed, but he will be missed as a friend more than anything.”
“My wife said he was fine on the morning of his death and there seemed to be something different about him.”

“It was over very quickly. He passed away just after the ambulance arrived. I feel for his children as they have also lost their mother.”

Mr Povey’s ex-wife Carol, the mother of his children, died at the age of 45 in 2008 after being crushed by a horse in a freak accident.

Neighbour and fellow district councillor Pam Wood said to the Sentinel: “Our thoughts are with Steve’s family.”

“Both me and my family will miss him tremendously and the people of the town will miss him.”
“Since he was 14 he has been involved in some way with this community and nobody had worked harder for Leek than he has.”

“He lived for Leek and has done so much. I don’t think anybody can fill his shoes.”
Friend Ron Locker, district councillor for Cheadle West beat bowel cancer in 2010 and had spoken to Mr Povey about his illness.

He said: “Steve was a Leek man through-and-through. He loved his town, he loved the people and he will be sorely missed as there was such a lot more he could have done.

“He was a people’s champion. He was always on the side of the ordinary people.”

Mr Povey served as a district and town councillor for more than a decade and was elected as a county councillor for Leek at the second attempt in June 2009.

He underwent a triple heart by-pass in 2008, but resumed his council and community work shortly afterwards.

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COWGILL, Brigadier Anthony 29-Oct-2009 – IN MEMORIAM

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IN MEMORIAM – 29-Oct-2009 – Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom 
.
Clean EUkip up NOW make UKIP electable! 
.
The corruption of EUkip’s leadership, 
their anti UKIP claque in POWER & the NEC 
is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!
.
IN MEMORIAM
– 29-Oct-2009 – 
Brigadier Anthony COWGILL 
a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

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Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

Last Sunday a man I am very honoured to have spoken with extensively over several years died – it was not until his death last Sunday that I realised his age. In our conversations he was generous with his time and tolerant of my naive questions as I sought to learn ever more about my Country’s enemies of The EU.

I deffer to the words of Christopher Booker who knew him considerably better than I.

The man who let us read the EU constitution
Brigadier Anthony Cowgill, who died last week, put together an intelligible text of the Lisbon Treaty when no one else would, says Christopher Booker
By Christopher Booker
31 Oct 2009
After eight years of tortuous discussion, the Lisbon Treaty, by hook or by crook (but mostly, some would say, by crook), is all but a done deal. The EU will shortly have its constitution by any other name and take its place on the world stage as a fully fledged government, complete with its President (not Tony Blair), Foreign Minister (not David Miliband), an unelected Cabinet (in the shape of the European Council) and enormous new powers over all our lives.
Strangely, however, thanks to the skulduggery whereby they had to pretend that the treaty was not the constitution they wanted, we are not yet officially allowed to read the constitution we shall all have to live under. To assist their sleight of hand, the document the politicians signed at Lisbon consists only of amendments to previous treaties (copied out verbatim from the rejected constitution). Read out of context, these amount to little more than gobbledegook.
The one person who made it possible for us to read our new constitution in comprehensible form was Brigadier Anthony Cowgill of the British Management Data Foundation (BMDF). With extraordinary diligence, and much aided by his son Andrew, he produced a “consolidated” version of the treaty, putting all the amendments into context. What is more, over the past 17 years, Tony Cowgill had performed this invaluable service for each new European treaty in turn, used by politicians, civil servants, lawyers and others all over Europe.
On Thursday night this remarkable man, an unsung hero of our time and a good friend of mine for over 20 years, died just before his 94th birthday. Last Sunday, in my last conversation with him, he said “the secret of remaining active is to remain active”.
I hope to be able to pay proper tribute elsewhere to Tony Cowgill’s various impressive contributions to our country’s life, including his leading part in correcting the woeful misrepresentations of the episode in Austria at the end of the Second World War, when we handed back a large number of Cossacks to the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, anyone wanting to read his meticulously annotated edition of our new constitution in full, The Lisbon Treaty In Perspective, should ring the BMDF on 01452 812837 for details.

To view Christopher Booker’s original CLICK HERE

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill, who died on October 29 aged 93, had a varied career as a soldier; as chief industrial engineer for Rolls-Royce; and providing high-level liaison between many of Britain’s leading companies and government policy-makers. But his two most notable contributions – illuminating one of the most controversial episodes of the Second World War and explaining the “gobbledegook” of EU treaties – were made at an age when most people have retired.

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill

The Cowgill Inquiry into the repatriation of Cossacks and Yugoslavs at the end of the Second World War by the allies. L-R Lord Brimelow , Brigadier Anthony Cowgill and Christopher Booker Photo: Philip Hollis
The first of these achievements centred on the British Army’s handover, in Austria in 1945, of 47,000 Cossacks to the Soviet Union. This later led to widely publicised allegations that Harold Macmillan, in 1945 Britain’s political representative in the Mediterranean, and Lord Aldington, a senior officer in Austria at the time, had conspired to defy orders and higher command by handing over the Cossacks to almost certain death. Exhaustive researches by a small team headed by Cowgill showed that the charges were baseless and had arisen from a fundamental misreading of the historical evidence.
The second initiative to win him plaudits was to present the ever more complex series of European treaties in a form which made them uniquely comprehensible. His annotated editions of each treaty, from Maastricht to Lisbon, continue to prove invaluable to politicians and many others.
He was then, as India prepared for Independence in 1947, seconded to the Partition Commission, organising the separation of the country’s armed forces between India and Pakistan, after which he was assigned to the new Pakistani army. This led to what he described as the most worrying moment of his life. Returning to his Lahore headquarters one day he found himself, in British Army uniform, the only white man on a train overrun by thousands of armed Pathan tribesmen bent on seizing Kashmir. Sure his last hour had come, he was highly relieved when, addressing him as “sahib”, they treated him instead with friendly respect.
After serving in the Korean War, Cowgill eventually retired from the Army as a brigadier in 1969 to become Chief Industrial Engineer to Rolls-Royce. He was closely involved in the final stages of the development of the revolutionary RB-211 jet engine, the costs of which led to the firm’s bankruptcy and its nationalisation by the Heath Government in 1971, although the RB-211 was ultimately a huge commercial success. In 1979 Cowgill set up the highly-respected British Management Data Foundation (BMDF), run from his home in the Cotswolds, to provide expert briefing to many of the leading companies in British industry and to assist them in high-level liaison with government on matters of common concern.
In 1986, then aged 71, he was shocked to read The Minister and the Massacres, a book by Count Nikolai Tolstoy accusing Harold Macmillan of having conspired with senior Army officers in 1945 to commit a “war crime” by handing over large numbers of surrendered Cossack and Yugoslavs to face death at the hands of their Communist enemies, in flagrant breach of military orders. Since this was the gravest charge ever levelled at a British prime minister or at the British Army, he invited Lord Brimelow, a former permanent head of the Foreign Office, and the journalist Christopher Booker, both of whom had studied this unhappy episode, to join him in a full investigation of the facts.
Initially all three had found Tolstoy’s account persuasive, but were aware that there were significant gaps in the evidence. By a remarkable feat of detective work over four years, Cowgill managed to track down all the missing signals and orders necessary to a proper understanding of what had happened. In particular, thanks to inspired guesswork, he discovered in a Washington archive 127 unopened boxes containing many key documents previously thought lost. What gradually emerged was a picture of the events totally at odds with the version given by Tolstoy.
In 1989 many of these documents played a part in the libel action brought by Lord Aldington against Tolstoy, resulting in the largest libel damages ever awarded in a British court (£1.6 million, although this was never paid). When, in 1990, the Cowgill team published, it revealed that the part played by Macmillan had been quite irrelevant to the fate of the Cossacks. The handovers had been fully authorised from General Alexander down, in full accord with established Allied policy. Indeed, several of the “massacres” described by Tolstoy had never in fact taken place and the majority of Cossacks were released from gulags after a year. Cowgill’s report, The Repatriations from Austria in 1945, was praised by leading historians as a model of its kind.
In 1992 Cowgill was again shocked to learn that Parliament was being asked to approve the Maastricht treaty before MPs had been given the chance properly to read it. All they were given was a series of amendments to the existing treaties, which read out of context were no more than gobbledegook (a Foreign Office minister said it would be “improper” to publish a complete version of the treaty before it was ratified). With the aid of his son Andrew, Cowgill worked round the clock to produce a “consolidated” version, putting all the amendments in context. Sir Keith Joseph, a former Tory Cabinet minister, then arranged for copies to be circulated to every MP before the Maastricht Bill came up for second reading.
The BMDF’s edition of the treaty proved so uniquely valuable that it was given semi-official status, much in demand by policy-makers and many others, not only in Britain, but also in Europe and America (one admirer was Henry Kissinger). Cowgill and his son went on to produce similarly authoritative editions of all the subsequent EU treaties, right up to their latest, The Lisbon Treaty In Perspective.

Tony Cowgill was a shrewd observer of the world, believing that public policy must be “data driven”, and rest on properly researched evidence. It was this which led him to increasing scepticism on many issues, from the value of our membership of the EU to global warming. In 1948 he married Anne, whom he had met in India where she was serving as a WRNS officer. She died in 2005, and he is survived by their son and daughter.

To view the original article CLICK HERE

I will add hereto any Official published Obituary which I spot as it is clear that Christopher knew Tony Cowgill far better than I he makes no pretence that this brief clip of his life is anything more than just that ‘a brief clip’.

In wishing Tony’s son our condollences at his loss let us hope that we are not to loose too much in his demise and that Andrew continues his Father’s exemplary work of enlightenment, continuing the work of The British Management Data Foundation, where they had worked together for many years in Stroud.

For further details of The British Management Data Foundation: CLICK HERE

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#0401* – David LAMB – IN MEMORIAM Died Monday 04-Apr-2011

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#0401* – David LAMB – IN MEMORIAM Died Monday 04-Apr-2011 

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David LAMB – IN MEMORIAM Died Monday 04-Apr-2011
David was a founder member of the would be Lechlade pressure group in UKIP!

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Hi,

It is with regret that I heard on Tuesday of the death of David Lamb on Monday last.

I had never met David but had spoken with him on several occasions both with regard to our mutual enemy Cancer and on the unsurprising subject of Politics.

David had been a founder member of the Lechlade would be pressure group in UKIP working towards more structure and accountability in UKIP.

David’s field of expertise was Pensions and finance and he very professionally produced a number of very interesting financial documents for the nascent group, which was fairly rapidly out manoeuvered by Nigel Farage and his claque who, as ever, feared any form of intelligent thought that was beyond their direct control – lacking competent and clear leadership the so called ‘Lechlade Group’ buckled leaving the field to Farage’s self serving sycophants.

Sadly David was already manifesting the ravages of cancer and facing various operations on his brain tumours with great courage and a wry sense of humour. David’s personal battle with cancer was well fought and very brave but it undermined his wish to act for his Country as a true Patriot, more than somewhat to his annoyance. As I understood it in conversation as I was also experiencing one of several cancer ops. of varied severity.

A measure of David’s stoic ‘grave’ humour was his chosen ‘e’Mail address at BrainSurgery@……

I was sorry David lost his battle with this pernicious disease and can only hope his end, though a release, came without suffering and with dignity.

My heart felt condollences firstly to his family but also to his many friends with whom he clearly made a mark and an unusually strong bond.

We are all diminished by his passing after his contributions to our EUroSceptic cause – In his memory and that of others who have gone before we must redouble our efforts to reinstate our Sovereignty and liberate OUR Nation from the thrall of EU Membership.

Thank you David Lamb for the efforts you made for us.

COMMENT:

Sadly David LAMB died on 04-Apr-2011 – obviously everyones thoughts are with his family where he will be sorely missed after a brave fight against brain cancer over several years.
We are ALL diminished by the death of David Lamb and for more details you may care to see:
ukip-vs-eukip.blogspot.com FS 2011 FS 04 FS 0401-david-lamb-in-memoriam-died-monday dot html
where FS is a forward slash
OR Google:
ukip-vs-eukip and seek posting #0401
David will be missed and his courage long remembered.

FUNERAL OF DAVID LAMB
who died Monday 4th April

The Funeral Details
Thursday 21st April 2011.

at Reading Crematorium at 11:30am

Reading Crematorium & Henley Road Cemetery
All Hallows Road,
Caversham,
Reading,
Berks,
RG4 5LP

0118 947 2433 / 947 4102.

I tried to post The In Memoriam details to UKIP Web Master on You Tube video but sadly UKIP are unwilling to accept comment being unable to handle discussion or criticism and thus they could not be bothered to list the sad death of David Lamb who did so much for UKIP!
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IN MEMORIAM – 29-Oct-2009 – Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 28/10/2010

IN MEMORIAM – 29-Oct-2009 – Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom 
.
Clean EUkip up NOW make UKIP electable! 
.
The corruption of EUkip’s leadership, 
their anti UKIP claque in POWER & the NEC 
is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!
.
IN MEMORIAM
– 29-Oct-2009 – 
Brigadier Anthony COWGILL 
a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

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Brigadier Anthony COWGILL a Pillar In The Defence Of Freedom

Last Sunday a man I am very honoured to have spoken with extensively over several years died – it was not until his death last Sunday that I realised his age. In our conversations he was generous with his time and tolerant of my naive questions as I sought to learn ever more about my Country’s enemies of The EU.

I deffer to the words of Christopher Booker who knew him considerably better than I.

The man who let us read the EU constitution
Brigadier Anthony Cowgill, who died last week, put together an intelligible text of the Lisbon Treaty when no one else would, says Christopher Booker
By Christopher Booker
31 Oct 2009
After eight years of tortuous discussion, the Lisbon Treaty, by hook or by crook (but mostly, some would say, by crook), is all but a done deal. The EU will shortly have its constitution by any other name and take its place on the world stage as a fully fledged government, complete with its President (not Tony Blair), Foreign Minister (not David Miliband), an unelected Cabinet (in the shape of the European Council) and enormous new powers over all our lives.
Strangely, however, thanks to the skulduggery whereby they had to pretend that the treaty was not the constitution they wanted, we are not yet officially allowed to read the constitution we shall all have to live under. To assist their sleight of hand, the document the politicians signed at Lisbon consists only of amendments to previous treaties (copied out verbatim from the rejected constitution). Read out of context, these amount to little more than gobbledegook.
The one person who made it possible for us to read our new constitution in comprehensible form was Brigadier Anthony Cowgill of the British Management Data Foundation (BMDF). With extraordinary diligence, and much aided by his son Andrew, he produced a “consolidated” version of the treaty, putting all the amendments into context. What is more, over the past 17 years, Tony Cowgill had performed this invaluable service for each new European treaty in turn, used by politicians, civil servants, lawyers and others all over Europe.
On Thursday night this remarkable man, an unsung hero of our time and a good friend of mine for over 20 years, died just before his 94th birthday. Last Sunday, in my last conversation with him, he said “the secret of remaining active is to remain active”.
I hope to be able to pay proper tribute elsewhere to Tony Cowgill’s various impressive contributions to our country’s life, including his leading part in correcting the woeful misrepresentations of the episode in Austria at the end of the Second World War, when we handed back a large number of Cossacks to the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, anyone wanting to read his meticulously annotated edition of our new constitution in full, The Lisbon Treaty In Perspective, should ring the BMDF on 01452 812837 for details.

To view Christopher Booker’s original CLICK HERE

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill, who died on October 29 aged 93, had a varied career as a soldier; as chief industrial engineer for Rolls-Royce; and providing high-level liaison between many of Britain’s leading companies and government policy-makers. But his two most notable contributions – illuminating one of the most controversial episodes of the Second World War and explaining the “gobbledegook” of EU treaties – were made at an age when most people have retired.

Brigadier Anthony Cowgill

The Cowgill Inquiry into the repatriation of Cossacks and Yugoslavs at the end of the Second World War by the allies. L-R Lord Brimelow , Brigadier Anthony Cowgill and Christopher Booker Photo: Philip Hollis
The first of these achievements centred on the British Army’s handover, in Austria in 1945, of 47,000 Cossacks to the Soviet Union. This later led to widely publicised allegations that Harold Macmillan, in 1945 Britain’s political representative in the Mediterranean, and Lord Aldington, a senior officer in Austria at the time, had conspired to defy orders and higher command by handing over the Cossacks to almost certain death. Exhaustive researches by a small team headed by Cowgill showed that the charges were baseless and had arisen from a fundamental misreading of the historical evidence.
The second initiative to win him plaudits was to present the ever more complex series of European treaties in a form which made them uniquely comprehensible. His annotated editions of each treaty, from Maastricht to Lisbon, continue to prove invaluable to politicians and many others.
He was then, as India prepared for Independence in 1947, seconded to the Partition Commission, organising the separation of the country’s armed forces between India and Pakistan, after which he was assigned to the new Pakistani army. This led to what he described as the most worrying moment of his life. Returning to his Lahore headquarters one day he found himself, in British Army uniform, the only white man on a train overrun by thousands of armed Pathan tribesmen bent on seizing Kashmir. Sure his last hour had come, he was highly relieved when, addressing him as “sahib”, they treated him instead with friendly respect.
After serving in the Korean War, Cowgill eventually retired from the Army as a brigadier in 1969 to become Chief Industrial Engineer to Rolls-Royce. He was closely involved in the final stages of the development of the revolutionary RB-211 jet engine, the costs of which led to the firm’s bankruptcy and its nationalisation by the Heath Government in 1971, although the RB-211 was ultimately a huge commercial success. In 1979 Cowgill set up the highly-respected British Management Data Foundation (BMDF), run from his home in the Cotswolds, to provide expert briefing to many of the leading companies in British industry and to assist them in high-level liaison with government on matters of common concern.
In 1986, then aged 71, he was shocked to read The Minister and the Massacres, a book by Count Nikolai Tolstoy accusing Harold Macmillan of having conspired with senior Army officers in 1945 to commit a “war crime” by handing over large numbers of surrendered Cossack and Yugoslavs to face death at the hands of their Communist enemies, in flagrant breach of military orders. Since this was the gravest charge ever levelled at a British prime minister or at the British Army, he invited Lord Brimelow, a former permanent head of the Foreign Office, and the journalist Christopher Booker, both of whom had studied this unhappy episode, to join him in a full investigation of the facts.
Initially all three had found Tolstoy’s account persuasive, but were aware that there were significant gaps in the evidence. By a remarkable feat of detective work over four years, Cowgill managed to track down all the missing signals and orders necessary to a proper understanding of what had happened. In particular, thanks to inspired guesswork, he discovered in a Washington archive 127 unopened boxes containing many key documents previously thought lost. What gradually emerged was a picture of the events totally at odds with the version given by Tolstoy.
In 1989 many of these documents played a part in the libel action brought by Lord Aldington against Tolstoy, resulting in the largest libel damages ever awarded in a British court (£1.6 million, although this was never paid). When, in 1990, the Cowgill team published, it revealed that the part played by Macmillan had been quite irrelevant to the fate of the Cossacks. The handovers had been fully authorised from General Alexander down, in full accord with established Allied policy. Indeed, several of the “massacres” described by Tolstoy had never in fact taken place and the majority of Cossacks were released from gulags after a year. Cowgill’s report, The Repatriations from Austria in 1945, was praised by leading historians as a model of its kind.
In 1992 Cowgill was again shocked to learn that Parliament was being asked to approve the Maastricht treaty before MPs had been given the chance properly to read it. All they were given was a series of amendments to the existing treaties, which read out of context were no more than gobbledegook (a Foreign Office minister said it would be “improper” to publish a complete version of the treaty before it was ratified). With the aid of his son Andrew, Cowgill worked round the clock to produce a “consolidated” version, putting all the amendments in context. Sir Keith Joseph, a former Tory Cabinet minister, then arranged for copies to be circulated to every MP before the Maastricht Bill came up for second reading.
The BMDF’s edition of the treaty proved so uniquely valuable that it was given semi-official status, much in demand by policy-makers and many others, not only in Britain, but also in Europe and America (one admirer was Henry Kissinger). Cowgill and his son went on to produce similarly authoritative editions of all the subsequent EU treaties, right up to their latest, The Lisbon Treaty In Perspective.

Tony Cowgill was a shrewd observer of the world, believing that public policy must be “data driven”, and rest on properly researched evidence. It was this which led him to increasing scepticism on many issues, from the value of our membership of the EU to global warming. In 1948 he married Anne, whom he had met in India where she was serving as a WRNS officer. She died in 2005, and he is survived by their son and daughter.

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I will add hereto any Official published Obituary which I spot as it is clear that Christopher knew Tony Cowgill far better than I he makes no pretence that this brief clip of his life is anything more than just that ‘a brief clip’.

In wishing Tony’s son our condollences at his loss let us hope that we are not to loose too much in his demise and that Andrew continues his Father’s exemplary work of enlightenment, continuing the work of The British Management Data Foundation, where they had worked together for many years in Stroud.

For further details of The British Management Data Foundation: CLICK HERE

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