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CDG Newsletter Issue 219 – Apr 2021

Editorial This newsletter, marking the 75th anniversary of the CDG, begins with a tribute to the late David Hodgson, an extremely popular and well-respected Non Diving Member of the Northern Section. It was David’s infectious enthusiasm, extensive knowledge and genuine concern for us divers at Boreham Cave that will form my most enduring memories of [...]

2021-04-02T08:49:05+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 218 – Jan 2021

Editorial Happy New Year! Thank you all for the contributions to this Newsletter and for John Cordingley for spending many hours to ensure that this edition is as error-free as possible. There are no overseas reports this time, a reflection on the current circumstances we all find ourselves in. However, there are early indications that [...]

2021-02-21T19:55:17+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 217 – Oct 2020

Editorial As the previous Newsletter was being printed we learnt of the death of Fred Davies, a leading figure in cave diving in Somerset and a stalwart member of the Mendip Rescue Organisation. This edition begins with a tribute to Fred and I’d like to thank Martin Grass for writing this. With UK-wide restrictions being [...]

2020-10-30T18:45:02+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 216 – July 2020

Editorial In late February the sad news of Helen Farr’s death was received. Helen was an outstanding international cave diver who was globally respected. She had served as the CDG’s treasurer since 2007 and our thoughts are with Martyn, the family and her many friends at this time. This Newsletter begins with a tribute to [...]

2020-07-11T16:32:08+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 215 – April 2020

Editorial Shortly after the last Newsletter was dispatched to the printers, and prior to its distribution, we learnt of the deaths of Norman Brindle and Simon Halliday. Norman was hugely influential in the early development of cave diving in the Yorkshire Dales. Simon was one of the Northern Section’s most active members and involved in [...]

2020-04-08T08:23:58+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 214 – Jan 2020

Editorial As this Newsletter was being put together we learnt of the death of Steve “Thug” Thorpe. Bob Hryndyj has kindly allowed me to publish the obituary that begins this edition (originally written for the NPC). Thank you to the many other contributors who have also provided the content for this Newsletter. A quick glance [...]

2020-01-23T10:15:28+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 213 – Oct 2019

Editorial Thank you to the many contributors who have provided the content for this Newsletter. The dive logs detail exploration within all of the regions of the mainland UK as well as in Croatia, France and Spain. The continued ability to dive at some of these sites has often resulted from lengthy and patient access [...]

2019-12-09T13:42:54+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 212 – July 2019

Editorial Following the welcome news of Josh Bratchley’s successful rescue whilst cave diving in the USA, the sad news was received of the sudden death of Ian Cummins, a prospective Northern Section member. Ian was an extremely accomplished and popular caver and climber who was learning to cave dive and almost ready to join the [...]

2019-12-09T13:43:04+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 211 – April 2019

Editorial As always, many thanks to the contributors of all of the diving logs and articles which have combined to make this April NL atypically large. Due to a number of forthcoming CDG events, particularly the AGM, I have attempted to speed up the compilation and editing to get this publication and the detail contained [...]

2019-08-06T06:54:29+00:00

CDG Newsletter Issue 210 – January 2019

Editorial As this Newsletter was being completed, the New Year’s Honours list for 2019 was released. The seven team members recognised for their actions during the Thailand cave rescue are listed on page 9. Lessons relevant to UK conditions that were learnt from the rescue have already been incorporated into the Cave Rescue Organisation’s practices, [...]

2019-01-21T17:30:59+00:00