He had not only set up the telegraph in Tibet, several Tibetan people were also imparted training. After a year in Lhasa he was asked to go to Chamdo to establish a radio link between Lhasa and Chamdo, thereby expand the Tibetan radio communications network.
The book was re-published in 1990 with preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an epilogue by the author entitled ‘The Occupation’.
Honouring him on his 90th birthday, a formal reception was hosted under the aegis of Tibet Office, London. A 100 srang note of Tibetan currency was presented to him as a token of remembrance for his service to the Gaden Phodrang-Tibetan Government.
Mr. Ford died on 20/09/2013 in London at the age of 90, he was survived by his wife for 55 years, and two sons and three grandchildren. In addition to maintaining special bond with Tibet and Tibetan people, he was a person who gave full support and service for the cause of Tibet.