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Former ABTA President John Dunscombe passed away earlier this week. John was a leading light in the South Wales region as MD of Washington Travel and after serving on various ABTA committees, he became ABTA President in the late 1980s. ABTA and its Members went through some very difficult times in the early 1990s due to economic turbulence following the first Gulf War. Under John’s presidency, which saw him also taking on the role of Chief Executive for a period of time, which he subsequently took up on a full time basis, ABTA restructured and thrived. John combined immense affability with great professionalism, he gave great commitment and long service to our industry and he will be missed.

Message from John's son, Paul

Funeral arrangements for the afternoon of Monday 27 November.

15:00 Service at All Saints Church, Barry
16:00: Committal at Vale Crematorium, Barry
Reception follows at Mount Sorrel Hotel, Barry

Cards and anecdotes, please, to:
Paul Dunscombe
60 Waterloo Road
Penylan
Cardiff
CF23 9BH

No flowers please, but donations to DiabetesUK. We’re looking forward to welcoming those able to join us. To ensure we are able to adequately host them, we‘d ask if people could advise us of their attendance at either the above address or paul@divdoc.me / 0780 1230 692.