Gordon was always approachable and friendly from the first day I met him at the Ealing sevens in September 1974. He was never frightened to disagree but always had the best interests of either the “team” or “the Club” at heart.
He could be sharp on occasions and always stood his ground when criticism came, but was always ready to laugh about it all afterwards over a beer.
I always remember the tales of his whisky drinking. A great lover of malt and would save a tot from all of his bottles into an empty bottle and create a random blend of multiple malts from 16 or more . I was never party to the opening of a bottle which was one of his rituals at Christmas time for those chosen few who were invited.
Michael A Brown