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I am so very sad to hear this news.

I knew Tom from way back near the start and he always remembered this and gave me such a welcome when visiting VICON.

He was a great larger than life character full of fun and given the length of time, relative performance and stability of the earliest VICON systems obviously a brilliant Engineer and so complementary to Julian and Pete’s talents.

I have one memory of him walking with (actually formally escorting) the Lord Lieutenant (I guess of Oxford area) at a Queens export award ceremony whilst joking about the white ‘Louisiana Lawyers’ suit he was wearing and looking as relaxed as ever beside the highly decorated formality of the Lord Lieutenant.

Great talent is rare; great talent with self-effacing humility not to mention great humour – that is very special.

My condolences to everyone there and especially to Tom’s family.