Sir David Amess, RIP

Sir David, 2nd right, on board Endeavour with the Mayor of Southend, John Lamb

The Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the murder of Sir David Amess MP during a constituency meeting on the 15th October at the hands of an apparent Islamist extremist. Whether or not one shared his political views, Sir David was personable and approachable to all and a good constituency MP.

Sir David was the President of the Trust for many years and was a good friend to Endeavour, always happy to support us in our efforts to restore and maintain her as a living memorial to the fishing industry of Leigh and the heroism and sacrifice of those Leigh men that went to Dunkirk in Britain's hour of need.

Sir David was happy to give of his time and knowledge to the Trust and it would be much poorer but for his assistance and support. He will be sorely missed by us all.

Endeavour is currently flying the Red Ensign at half mast in tribute to Sir David.