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February 2024

Death Anniversary for CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

February 26, 2024
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CGM Adrian Hollis, Source : British Chess

BCN remembers CGM Adrian Hollis who passed away in Wells, Somerset on Tuesday, February 26th 2013  at the age of seventy-two. Adrian Swayne Hollis was born in Bristol, Avon on Friday, August 2nd 1940. During this critical period the Luftwaffe was wisely extending its Battle of Britain targets to include Britain's airfields. Furthermore, Bristol was bombed heavily between June 1940 and May 1944. The longest period of regular bombing, known as the 'Bristol Blitz' began in autumn 1940 and ended…

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March 2024

Death Anniversary of IMC Ken Messere OBE (16-iv-1928 31-iii-2005)

March 31, 2024
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IMC Ken Messere OBE (16-iv-1928 31-iii-2005)

BCN remembers Ken Messere who passed away on Thursday, March 31st 2005 aged 76 in Paris-16E-Arrondissement, Paris, France. Kenneth Charles Messere was born on Monday, April 16th, 1928 in Richmond-on-Thames, Surrey. His father was Charles (George) Messere (1901-1974) or Eisenberg and aged 26. His mother was Gertrude Marie Newman (1899-1978) and aged 29. Ken had three siblings: Barbara Marie Messere (1930–2005), Hugh Martin Messere (1932–1985) and Derek R Messere (1934–2012) Ken attended St. Peter's College, Oxford from 1946 - 1951…

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April 2024

Death Anniversary of CGM Keith Richardson (02-iv-1942 10-iv-2017)

April 10, 2024
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CGM Keith Richardson

BCN remembers CGM Keith Richardson who passed away on Monday, April 10th, 2017. Keith Bevan Richardson was born in Nottingham, on Thursday, April 2nd 1942. On this day : The LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans and US auto factories switch from commercial to war production. Keith's parents were Arthur (30) and Hilda May (née Nicholls, 25). He married Sandra Sowter on the 11th of September 1971 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. They had two children, Neil and Ian. They…

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Birthday of FM Peter Markland (13-iv-1951)

April 13, 2024
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Peter Markland. Source: British Chess, Pergamon Press, 1983

BCN wishes a happy birthday to Peter Markland born on Friday, April 13th, 1951 From the rear cover of "Sicilian:...e5 : "P.R. Markland is a British Master, and a member of many English international teams, including those at the 1972 and 1974 Olympiads, and is also a British correspondence international" Peter first qualified to the British Championship in 1967 (Oxford) and obtained an IM and GM norm at Hastings 1971. In 1984 he became a Grandmaster for correspondence chess (GMC).…

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