Roger Brown


For those who have requested the details, please note the arrangements for Roger Brown's funeral have been confirmed.

11th April at 11:30 - The Bentley Crematorium, Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9RZ

Followed by his Celebration of Life - The Warley Park Golf Course, Magpie Lane, Warley, Essex CM13 3DX

Any donations to The Brentwood Football Club please.


Original announcement

We are sad to advise that our friend and colleague Roger Brown died on Sunday 5th March 2023.  We offer our sincere condolences to Roger's family and friends.

Our grateful thanks to Adrian Malupa for the following:

“Roger joined OCL in 1974 from a firm of Stock Brokers where he had been employed since leaving school.

He worked in CTO (Central Traffic Office), Beagle House with contemporaries John Spriggins and Mick Gander, to name just a couple.

Roger spent most of the remainder of the 70's and early 80's in CTO although he had a hankering to go into Sales. With no opportunities arising he left OCL in 1985 to join Hapag Lloyd as a Sales Representative in Barking.  I first met Roger in a wine bar in Bermondsey whilst he was lunching a client Babcock Power...

However his heart was always with OCL and in 1987 Roger returned, this time as a Sales Representative where he worked with Mike Board in Hainault.

In later years Roger joined the Forwarding community working successfully for Conterm, FS Mackenzie, and Kuehne and Nagel from where he retired in 2020.

The many condolence messages I have received have been overwhelming.  Roger was much loved and respected by all.  A gentleman of a man.”

The above photo shows Roger with Roy Smith (left) and Ian Malcolm (right) at the annual SCARA Reunion 2021.

Please note, the provisional date for the funeral is 11th April, which is subject to confirmation.

Belinda McCormack

SCARA Membership Secretary