Tributes paid to former SAS man
A FORMER member of the SAS from Royston has died. Alf Evans, of Milton Close, Royston passed away last Thursday at Papworth Hospital, aged 72. Patrons at the North Star pub in Royston have led tributes to Mr Evans. Carlo Zambonini, speaking on behalf of c
A FORMER member of the SAS from Royston has died.
Alf Evans, of Milton Close, Royston passed away last Thursday at Papworth Hospital, aged 72.
Patrons at the North Star pub in Royston have led tributes to Mr Evans.
Carlo Zambonini, speaking on behalf of customers and staff at the pub, said: "He will be sadly missed as the grand old man of the pub.
You may also want to watch:
"He exhibited a healthy sense of humour, while always demonstrating generosity and modesty."
Mr Evans, originally from South Wales, was part of the parachute regiment before joining the Special Air Services (SAS). He saw active service in Kenya, Oman, Malaya, Borneo, and several other parts of the world.
- 1 Crews tackle fires in residential street and industrial area
- 2 Police dog helps track down bike stolen in South Cambs
- 3 Who are our North Herts candidates for Local Elections 2021?
- 4 Rail passengers warned of three-day closure at London King's Cross station
- 5 IWM Duxford set to reopen fully and new flying days announced
- 6 CCTV appeal after large amount of criminal damage to secured yard
- 7 Melbourn ward by-election 2021: Who are the candidates?
- 8 'We have a huge task on our hands, but The Pheasant will fly again'
- 9 Second Gladman planning application for fields near Therfield Heath rejected
- 10 New headteacher appointed for King James Academy Royston
He lived in Royston for the last 25 years, and was a stalwart collector for the Poppy Appeal, regularly turning out at the Remembrance Day parade.
His funeral takes place next Wednesday, February 18, at Cambridge City Crematorium, at 3pm.
Flowers will be welcomed, and donations to the Royal British Legion and The Papworth Hospital Charitable Trust.
These can be sent via Jeremy Rule Funeral Service, on 01763 242560.