Provincial Police Award, for Brave
Assistance to the Police
Hi Dusty, you
don't know me, but lm Kevin's wife Maria. Danny Melville told me
about this site, and I've spent many happy and tearful moments over
the last few weeks reading about the lads and there memories. I just
know Kevin would have enjoyed it to.
Becky [19yrs] can't remember her Dad at all, so any insight into his
life is of great interest to her. All she knows about him really, is
what I have told her and all the "hero" type stuff she gets from her
Grandparents. You know the type of thing --'Your Dad was such a
hero, he got the George Medal he was so brave, etc., etc." and I'm
not saying for one minute that I disagree with that because I don't,
he was in my eyes all that and more. But its nice for her to read
about the real Kevin. The daft lad that got drunk and fell down,
that ate daffodils with Danny, played football, went out with his
mates all the normal things
We both love to
see the pics of Kevin, lots of them I've never seen before, he died
well before his time and is still sadly missed.
Thanks for the
memorial its really nice.
joining the Yarmouth, my first ship, on December 15th to
be told I was Xmas duty !! So I went down to join the Greenies Mess
feeling pretty sorry for myself and not really sure what to expect.
It just so
happened on the same day that they were having the 'Secret Santa'.
As the new kid I wasn't obviously included, but Big Tommo went to
the NAAFI (which bare in mind had nothing to offer, bar ships
memorabilia and kit kats !!) and bought me an HMS Yarmouth plaque
which he duly wrapped and gave to me, to include me in the whole
thing. It's 20 odd years since that day and despite the numerous
house moves, I still have that plaque and each time I look at it I
am reminded of Tommo and simply what a nice big guy he was.
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