Post by Lew Bloomfield
It is sad to report the passing in Greece of an old friend of many Club members, Prince Dmitri Galitzine, b. 10.12.1927 – d. 09.03.2016.
Dmitri, or as he was more popularly known, Prince or Dima, “escaped” from Russia in 1932 with his parents, Prince and Princess Nicholas Galitzine, when he was four years old. The family travelled to London via Berlin and Paris.
During the Second World War, Prince was evacuated to Carlyon Bay in Cornwall where he finished his education. On his return to London, he joined Penguin Swimming Club and became a first class goalkeeper. He played in the First Team for many years in the 1950s during which time they won the National Championship twice.
Prince was a Subdeacon in the Russian Orthodox Church. He was laid to rest at the Holy Angels Convent in Afidnai in Greece on 10 March 2016 and a memorial service, attended by our President, Gill Turner, was held on 17 March 2016 at St Edward’s Church in Brookwood, Surrey.
Our thoughts at this sad time are with Dmitri’s daughter Marina and family together with Susan, his close friend of many years.