SCARA News/Updates

"We have been advised by David Baker in Australia that our former IT colleague Les Coyne passed away on Wednesday January 31st 2024. Les was a Director of OCAL subsequently P&O Containers, and was the IT specialist in Australia who would have been known by many in the wider IT community of OCL. 

A memorial service was held at St Mark’s Church Darling Point on Tuesday February 6th . If anyone wishes to contact the family his son Michael would be pleased to receive any memories of his dad and can be emailed at..." [please use and your message will be forwarded on]

[See right - Page 147 of British Box Business - A History of OCL edited by Alan Bott OBE refers to Les Coyne: "...a bright new systems manager, L. L. Coyne, was appointed to lead the EDP team.  Professional, competent and business orientated, he quickly restructured the EDP deparment, assessed what needed to be done to resolve the most critical problems and struck up a working relationship with London..."]

Our thanks to Mike Chapman for this notification:

"We have been advised that Steve Powney passed away February 4th 2024. A tribute has been posted on the PONL Heritage website: Steve Powney"

Belinda McCormack

SCARA Membership Secretary