Langdon, Jonathan B R L
Jonathan Langdon died on 13 August 2004 aged 64. Born in 1939 in Portsmouth, he was the son and grandson of naval officers. After school at Hurst he was accepted by Dartmouth Naval College. He served on HMS Bermuda, HMS Lincoln and HMS London and became supply officer of HMS Daring in 1965.
Encouraged by the Navy to study Law, he was called to the Bar in 1970. He served in Hong Kong as a naval lawyer and from 1987 to 1990 he served as Chief Naval Judge Advocate based at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He resigned from the Navy in 1991 to become a circuit judge eventually in Canterbury Crown Court. He created a magnificent garden at his family home in Kent.
He was survived by his widow, Hilary, two sons and a daughter.