John Harris (1944 – 49)

John Harris died on Sunday, 28 October 2018 in Toulouse a few weeks short of his 86th birthday.

After leaving the Crypt School he was apprenticed as a draughtsman at the Gloucester Aircraft Company.  He subsequently moved to Europe and entered the space industry.  Whilst working in Holland he entertained touring Old Cryptian Rugby teams.He then moved to Toulouse and worked for the European Space Industry (ESA).  He became part of the management team at ESA and worked for them both in France and in Kourrou, French Guiana.

He had played almost 200 times for the OCRFC.

He leaves his wife Ilse, son Roy & daughter Tonia.