Jim Crocker 1945-2019

Posted on 23 January 2019

Jim Crocker 1945-2019

It is with great sadness that BPA has learned of the death of Jim Crocker. A towering figure in our sport, he was the longest-serving Chair of BPA Council, from 1983-90, after which he became our longest-serving Vice President. He was also a Vice President of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom, and Chairman of Trustees of the Royal Aero Club Trust, a registered charity whose flying for youth bursaries have enabled many younger BPA members to progress in our sport. A Midlands-based lawyer by profession, specialising in criminal cases, Jim’s natural style was competitive and combative, and he never failed to make an impression.

The force of his personality, drive and determination was a huge influence in the BPA and he kept his ever-watchful eye on developments in the sport. Jim was clubbable, gregarious and generous in his praise, but never held back when he believed something was amiss. He fought his final battle with ill-health in his typical, determined style, uniting all who knew him in admiration of his fortitude.

Updated 31 January 2019

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