Obituary: Lt Cdr Thomas F. (Tom) Peppitt RD RNR
Tom Peppitt, who died in 2011, was an active member of the Small Craft Committee (SCC), later the Heritage Craft Committee (HCC). Shortly after joining the SCC he became its Secretary and in 2008 edited the Heritage Craft Committee Newsletter. Much of his career was spent at sea and having spent two years in the training ship TS Mercury he joined the Merchant Navy. In the early 1950s he transferred to the Royal Navy and through the Upper Yardarm Scheme was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in the Fleet Air Arm, where he trained as a helicopter observer.