Born:20th January 1949
Died: 23rd November 2008
Their is a possibility of a memorial service to be held in Portsmouth. Date and venue as yet, to be confirmed.
The Message below was
sent by Dinger Bell:
Thanks for the sad news of Hoppy.
I was a year ahead of Hoppy in the Tiff Apps and played rugby with him in Fisher Section Collingwood. He was without a doubt one of the finest rugby players to come out of the Tiffs and he played for the RN U21s whilst an App. He played No 10 and being a big lad he took lumps out of people even though he was one of the handbag carriers.
I ran in 1970 and was so pleased when Hoppy became one of the Pompey Legends as he progressed through the years. I had a long chat with him at the Court in the mid '80s when he was running. He was still the same super guy he was as a App in the 60s.
I will inform the Fisgard
Association and if you visit the site you will find the odd pic of Hoppy looking
very cool and handsome when he had black curly hair. I will try and find some
pics to upload.
Regards to all
Mike (Dinger) Bell 1970 B
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