Obituary: Captain Alan J. Villiers DSC FRGS
Alan Villiers, who died in March 1982, served as the Society’s Chairman from 1960, then President from 1970 to 1974 and a Hon. Vice-President from 1974 to his death. For many years he was Chairman of the Photographic Records Sub-Committee and a member of the H.M.S. Victory Advisory Technical Committee. He went to sea at the age of fifteen and served for five years in square-rigged ships. Following time as a journalist he became a professional author, where he drew on his wide experience of windjammers and four-masted barques.