Former Inghams sales manager Roy Dawson has died at the age of 87 after a dedicating his working life to travel.

Dawson started his career in the early 1950s as a steward with BOAC.

He went on to work for Erna Low, pioneering winter sports holidays to the Alps.

After working for airlines including British Eagle, Philippine and Aer Lingus, he returned to Ski operator Inghams for two spells in which he sought out new destinations for the company which included everything from the US to Russia.

He was well known in the travel trade up to his retirement to Cornwall more than a decade ago.

It is hoped that a memorial service will be held in Wimbledon later this month. Anyone wanting details is asked to contact his nephew, Alan Berry at