In Memory

Arne Hobel-Nielsen

Peter Cardwell kindly sent the following comments regarding Arne:
Being of Norwegian and Danish ancestry Arne had something of the Viking in him and his ambition was to become a ship's captain in the merchant marine. After studying at Gordon's Bay and in Helsinki he qualified as a sea captain. Sadly he died in Finland in the mid-1980s.
Stuart Clark added the following:
On December 17, 2012 I received an email from Arne's son Poul, reading as follows:
My father died in Stockholm Sweden 1998.  Was in class Form IV GB - 1961. He was married to a Finnish girl. His sister Tovelill is still in South Africa.
Poul told me that he had discovered the reference to his father on this website as a result of a Google search.

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05/03/17 03:27 PM #1    

Malcolm Tubb

Arne was, like me, a bit of a low profile nonentity at DHS. We were great mates, and he often invited John Jackson and me around to their flat close to school for lunch, coffee and a sly cigarette. Our friendship continued after school, and we had some great parties on board the Safdan Yvonne, where Arne was a Deck Officer. After he moved back to Stockholm in the early 70's we kept in touch with Christmas cards every year, until 1998, when I did not get a reply. A little later I  received a letter saying "you do not know me. I am Ingrid, Arne's daughter. I must tell you, that my father's heart stopped. We are very sad." So was I.     The year previous I had had a business trip to Malmo in Sweden, and had planned a brief side trip to Stockholm, but bad weather prevented it. Another regret.


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