It is with the greatest sadness that I share the news of the death of Mr. Ian Daglish.
He was the pilot of a light aircraft that crashed on take-off in Manchester on Friday 29th July 2011
Ian had been an enthusiastic supporter of our SMATS militaryhistory group,
and since the loss of Paddy Griffith (about a year ago), Ian had been a
tremendous support to the group.
Ian published several
books regarding the British Army's battles in
Normandy, visiting the continent often, as a researcher and tour guide.
His status as a historian was recognized by the BBC, for whom he gave
interviews as a consultant on the subject of military history.
We shall miss him enormously, and our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, and their two daughters.