Ferdie Favager was a member of Chris Barber's second amateur band, Chris Barber's New Orleans Jazz Band, in 1950 and 1951.
This website's managers recently received a message from Steve Trump, a friend of Ferdie's family, on the occasion of Ferdie's passing away: "Just thought you may like to know the sad news that Ferdie Favager passed away on October 30th,
2012 in Barkingside, Ilford, Essex after a long illness. Ferdie (or Freddy as I knew him) was a friend of my Dad's for many years through their shared interest in radio controlled model aircraft. I know he once played in the Chris Barber Band and was part of a reunion tour some years ago."
Steve also attached a recent photograph of Ferdie, which is reproduced below.
Chris Barber's New Orleans Jazz Band, 1951; Ferdie Favager is on the far left of the photograph.