We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Chris Challis BSC, who died last Thursday 31st May aged 93, after a brief stay in Bristol hospital. A charming gentleman with a wonderful sense of humour, Chris will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. A respected Cinematographer with a movie making career spanning more than 47 years during which he photographed over 60 productions including The Riddle of the Sands, Force 10 from Navarone, The Deep, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Arabesque, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, The Victors, The Battle of the River Plate and Genevieve. He won a BAFTA in 1967 for his cinematography on Arabesque (1966) along with 3 BAFTA nominations for The Victors (B/W) (1964), Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) and The Deep (1977). In honour of his career BAFTA held a tribute lunch for lunch on 21st November 2011. Chris served during the war in the RAF Film and Photographic Unit. More to follow.