It is with greatest sadness that I have to inform my fellow members of the passing of Bernard who died peacefully on the 26th April of this year 2013.

Those of us who knew Bernard will be aware of his passion for hollow cast Britain’s British cavalry regiments and later on Chas Stadden Original Models.

I have had the pleasure of repainting and repairing a number of figures for Bernard over the years and his full of life and down to earth “Scouser” personality really shone through on our many phone conversations. He was my friend and will be sorely missed.

I have spoken to Mary his wife this morning and passed on our collective condolences and sympathies to her and their young son Mark, which was appreciated.

Bernard, may you rest in peace.