Stuart “Toby” Hickman

Obituary from Pangbourne Nautical College

Stuart (Toby) Hickman (56-60) died at Lincoln County Hospital on 25th April 2018.

He was 75 years old. During his time at Pangbourne he was in Macquarie, before leaving the Nautical College to join Union-Castle Line – MV Kenilworth Castle with Peter Fleming (56-60) – during the seaman’s strike in London in August 1960.

Two years later he came ashore and joined the British South Africa Police in Southern Rhodesia in 1962 and remained in the BSAP until Zimbabwean independence in 1980.

Forced into retirement, he returned to the UK in 1982 and made a third career for himself in the security industry until he retired in the early 2000s. His last post was as Security Adviser to the Corps of Commissionaires.

In recent years he was dogged by ill-health which restricted his mobility. “This getting older business is not much fun,” he observed in 2015.

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