I've just been informed of the passing of John Childs.
He was the founder member of the Services Branch of the BDS.
It was his training methods that are the basis for much of the training manuals and material used on training courses today.
He was made a Fellow of the BDS during his time so was a good indication of his worth to the Deer world.
Not always the best man to get on with but a real stalwart and fountain of knowledge regarding Deer in all respects which he was willing to pass on.
I intend to attend his funeral on the 24th May so will expect to see a lot of old acquaintances there.
This post will probably only be relevant to DDM or Ex DDM members but although John was DDM though and through his training methods and information was taken on board by the present BDS training committee and is used on most, if not all, of the Deer courses being run today.