Sad passing of Tony Sheaf
This news came to many as a bit of a shock. He had recently been having some health issues and getting some tests. However he quickly deteriorated and succumbed to a rapid form of cancer.
Many of our membership have very fond memories of Tony that go far back and have deep roots. This is because Tony was a true gentleman and a terrific person all round.
Tony, could always raise a smile and a laugh.
There are many who can remember serving with him, especially those who served on:
HMS Laleston, HMS Iveston, and HMS Wilton.
He worked at MCTA, CWTA, MWTT and also in HMS Vernon, where many will remember him with fondness. He was a knowledgeable instructor and no one could better his calm leadership skills when teaching how to splice a port sweepwire! Some will also fondly remember what a super squash player he was too.
Tony was a great character and excellent Minewarfare man. For those of us who enjoyed his company and runs ashore have fond memories and good stories to tell.
Recently, he had worked at Port Solent Marina, and had also joined in some of the MWA Dit Sessions. He also attended the Dedication of the Vernon Mine Warfare and Diving Monument on 15 July 2022.
RIP Tony a true gentleman and MW legend, you will be missed.
Details of funeral will be promulgated once the association have been made aware of the families wishes.