On the 13 July one of the Institute’s stalwarts and a true member of the Sanremo family passed away.
Col. Andre Retief, from South Africa, had been a regular member of the teaching staff for over two decades in various roles. His knowledge and enthusiasm combined with a mischievous sense of humour and great zest for life embodied the Spirit of Sanremo. His contribution over the years has been central to the success of so many courses and he touched the lives of people from all corners of the world. Hundreds, if not thousands, of participants in courses, and his favourite event the Academies Competition, have received their introduction to the law as it affects military operations from him.
We will remember him and the joy he brought to life. Our thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace dear friend.