Christopher Bean - RIP
It was with great sadness that we received the news that Founder Member Christopher Bean had passed away on Wednesday 20th July, 2022. He was aged 86 and died peacefully following a relatively short illness. His absence at the Reunion the week before, on 14th July, was all too apparent and his son, Allan, read out a greetings letter from him and recorded a number of video messages to him from members as well as putting together a card of well wishes signed by those attending. Since his passing so many members have expressed their sympathy with heartfelt condolences to Liz and family.
A brief history of his Nypol service is attached hereto - Please click to view.
DVD - The Nyasaland Police Remembered
Following the formation of the Association it has to be the installation and dedication of the Nyasaland Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, that surely stands out as the major feature of Christopher's Nypol service and indeed remains a life-long legacy to the Association. It was together with Les Renno that this project was initiated, put togehter and successfully completed on 21st July 2011. We are fortunate that we have a copy of the DVD which features this and is in itself a lasting memory of 'Mr Nypol'.
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Reunion - 14th July, 2022
It was the the 16th Reunion of the Association on Thursday 14th July. There were twenty seven members on parade to celebrate and, as ever, it was a pleasant occasion in enjoyable company with so many good memories to recall and recount. There was much more to it though, and for full details please click here.
This month from Volume 3 of Colin Baker's books 'Expatriate Experience of Life and Work in Nyasaland' (with kind permission of Mpemba books) Dick Lancaster writes of Nyasaland/Malawi Police Memories.
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|Chit-Chat Re-visited (2016) - There are Tigers in Africa
Just like the tigers of Asia the African variety are striped, they have lethal razor-sharp teeth, they are aggressive and very capable predators - albeit they are fish (Hydrocynus vittatus). For anglers in Nyasaland they are found in the lower Shire, entering the river from the Zambezi and but for the falls they would be in Lake Nyasa to decimate the fish there. They are a particularly prized game fish with Lake Kariba a favourite for competition anglers. The association have a number of members who are or who have been keen anglers - Ray Punter has made a virtual career out of Rainbow Trout, many of us have fished the Lake to feed ourselves but top of the leader board where tigers are concerned has to be our man Christopher Bean.
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Origin: Tony Drynan & Christopher Bean - March 2016
Khalani Bwino - Stay Safe
1st August 2022
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