Truly, one of their great muses has carked it.
UPDATE: In The Telegraph's obituary, the following paragraph caught my eye.
Ordered to France in the immediate aftermath of D-Day as a member of a motor battalion, Deedes was staggered to discover that the unions at West Ham Docks objected to loading armoured cars: “We don’t have the rate,” they complained.
I, too, am staggered. But am I surprised?