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Major Iain Forbes-Cockell

Guards Polo Club via Hurlingham Polo

Hurlingham Polo join Guards in sending our deepest condolences to his daughters and the Forbes-Cockell family. We are sad to announce that Major Iain Forbes-Cockell, a life playing member of Guards Polo Club and a familiar face at Smiths Lawn for more than 40 years, died suddenly last week. Known affectionately by everyone as The Major, Iain wore many hats at Smiths Lawn player, umpire, commentator and military player liaison  in addition to being an excellent writer on the sport he loved The Major, a former officer in the Life Guards, was also an invaluable polo historian, with an inexhaustible fund of stories and anecdotes about the game in general and his beloved Guards Polo Club in particular. A full tribute to him will appear in our 2018 Yearbook  a publication he regularly and excellently proofread but every member of his Guards family send their deepest condolences to his daughters, Annabel and Emma, and the wider Forbes-Cockell family.

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