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Tue 6th Mar 2018

Major Iain Forbes-Cockell

We announce his passing

Following on from the sad news of the passing of Major Iain Forbes-Cockell, the following statement has been released by Guards Polo Club:

"We are sad to announce that Major Iain Forbes-Cockell, a life playing member of Guards Polo Club and a familiar face at Smith's Lawn for more than 40 years, died suddenly last week. Known affectionately by everyone as 'The Major', Iain wore many hats at Smith's Lawn - player, umpire, commentator and military player liaison - in addition to being an excellent writer on the sport he loved. 'The Major', a former officer in the Life Guards, was also an invaluable polo historian, with an inexhaustible fund of stories and anecdotes about the game in general and his beloved Guards Polo Club in particular."
A full obituary will feature in the April issue of Polo Times. Our condolences are with his daughters, Annabel and Emma, and the wider Forbes-Cockell family at this time. We will publish details of any funeral and memorial services at a later date.
If you would like to make a personal contribution to 'The Major's' obituary, which will feature in the April issue of Polo Times, or a comment about his life, please contact us here by Friday 9 March or call us on 01452 730770.

Photograph: Today we sadly announce the passing of Major Iain Forbes-Cockell. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

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