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In memory of families and friends who passed away In Memoriam

  Swansea Narpo committee would like to thank members of staff at Welfare Dept, Force Headquarters, Bridgend who work tirelessly in arranging Funeral Drapes and others matters in connection with Funerals. We could not do this without you!    
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of ex Police Constable Chris Evans nee Breach.

Chris worked in Cockett Police Station in uniform for several years in the 1970's.

She then went on to work on Traffic, before deciding to leave the force. She has a daughter Ria.


Obituary-Chris-Breach    
 
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Nicola (Mike Watts daughter) "We regret to inform you that it is with a very heavy heart that I pass on Val's and my horrendous news. Our beautiful 43 year old daughter Nicola, passed away very suddenly on Monday, 6th July. Our hearts are broken in pieces".

Mike Watts

The funeral of Nicola will take place on Friday 17th July with a service at 2.30pm at St Samlets church, Llansamlet, followed by internment in the church graveyard.

We are all deeply saddened by the news of Nicola passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Committee of Swansea Narpo.

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of John Hammond who died peacefully on 11th June 2015, aged 74 years, after a long illness

John started his Police service as cadet in the Swansea Borough Police in 1956. In 1960 he as appointed Constable and worked in the City Centre and in Swansea Traffic before transferring to Dyfed Powys in the Pembrokeshire area. He returned to the South Wales Force in 1971 and worked in Gorseinon where he was Sergeant for many tears before ending service as a Sergeant in the ASU at Central Police Station

I have spoken to Glenda and passed on our condolences and a Card will be sent on behalf of the Branch

The funeral took place at Swansea Crematorium at 11am on Friday 26th June 2015

Bryon Tucker
16th June

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Robert (Robbie) Burns who passed away on 13th June. He leaves a wife - Paula.

Funeral details: 2pm on Monday 29th June at Morriston Crematorium.
Family flowers only please.
Donations to Air Ambulance.

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Ex. Inspector David Davies, who passed away on Sunday 7th June. aged 83. He was stationed at Gorseinon in 1968 and was later promoted Inspector to the Traffic Dept. He leaves a wife, Esme and daughter Sarah.

"Dad was stationed in Gowerton then he went to Aberdare on the mobile. He was then in Caerphilly and was a Sergeant in Gorseinon. As a family we lived in the upstairs of the police station in Gorseinon and were the last family to do so. He was an Inspector in Swansea main police station and finally for a little while in Port Talbot. We can't work out his date of retirement but he did 27 years service so it would have been approximately 1983."

The funeral will take place at 2pm on Monday 22nd June 2015 at Llanelli Crematorium.

12th June 2015

   
 
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  The following deaths are sadly recorded:    
 

We regret to inform you of the death of Gwyn Watkins - Gwyn sadly passed away on 15th May - funeral details below. Gwyn was an Associate Member for many years - many will recall him serving in the Swansea Borough Force as uniform patrol and Traffic Officer.

In later years he reconnected with the police family by joining Narpo and became an active member joining in on our social activities. For many years he was a regular at the Lunch meetings.
27th May

Gwyn Watkins

   
 
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GODRICH: Mike (PS2060) It is with regret that we inform our members of the death of retired Police Sergeant 2060 Mike Godrich M.B.E. yesterday (11/04/15) , in hospital after a short illness. He was 66 years of age and leaves a widow Jacqueline.



Mike joined the Swansea Borough Police Force and served for many years in the Community Dept in Swansea and specialised in dealing with youth affairs, setting up and running Blue Light discos, which culminated in him being awarded the MBE for his efforts. He retired as the last serving member of Swansea Borough Police and continued his community role as a civilian employee of South Wales Police.

Mike will be remembered for his many years of dedication he gave to the Police Federation and his posts there include Constables and Sergeants representative for 'J' Division, and also holding the post of Treasurer.

Funeral arrangements The funeral of retired Sergeant 2060 Mike Godrich MBE will take place on Friday April 24th, 2015. A service will be held at St David's church, Morriston at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 2.pm. Phil Crocker is going to do a reading.

A wake will be held at Treetops Club, Clase afterwards, to which everyone is invited to attend.

   
 
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It is with regret that we inform our members of the death of Retired Ch. Supt. Eirfryn DAVIES.
Funeral arrangements: 11.00 am on Tuesday 14th April, 2015 at the Cardiff and Vale Crematorium, Barry.
Family flowers only please, with a request for any donations in lieu of flowers to: Ambitious about Autism, The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, London. N10 3JA.

Circulated on behalf of:
Allan Crocombe
Glamorgan Branch Secretary
8th April

   
 
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Obituary-Ron DaviesWe regret to inform you of the death Ex. Det.Supt. Ron DAVIES who died on Thursday, 26th March, 2015. He leaves a widow Dorothy.

Ron was posted to Pontypridd as a PC and rose through the ranks within "B" Division in various rolls. Upon promotion to Det.Ch.Insp. he was posted to Bridgend and completed his service as Detective Supt. Serious Crime Squad in August, 1987.

Funeral Arrangements - Glyntaff Crematorium at 3.00 pm on Friday, 10th April, 2015.

This will be followed by the Llantwit Fardre Sports Club at 4.00 pm.

(The family have expressed a wish that former colleagues and friends do attend at the Sports Club as they are concerned that they will not have the opportunity to meet them all at the Crematorium service at Glyntaff).

Family Flowers only please,but should anyone want to make a donation in lieu, it is requested that this should be to the Alzheimers Support groups via this link

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
1st April

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death yesterday,of retired Superintendent Joe Trigg, after a short illness. Joe was a widower and his close family are spread all over England, with the exception of one grand-daughter who lives in Swansea.

Funeral arrangements - Wednesday 15th April 2015. A family service will be held at Norton Mission, Mumbles at 1pm, followed by cremation at Margam crematorium at 2.30pm.

Obituary Joe Trigg
Updated 9th April

   
 
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We regret to inform you that Brian Frame passed away suddenly earlier today, 25th March.
Brian was a widower and had recently celebrated his 83rd birthday.

Funeral details - Monday 20th April 2015. There will be a service held at All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Swansea at 11am, followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 12.30pm, Family flowers only, but if desired donations may be given to Diabetes UK, Research.

A reception will be held afterwards at Morriston Golf Club, where all are invited to attend.

Bryon Tucker
Updated 3rd April

   
 
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PULLMAN: Colin it is with regret that we inform you of the death after a long illness of Retired PS. Colin PULLMAN who leaves a wife Pamela.

Colin started his Police service in Pontypridd, but soon went onto the Traffic Department, where he spent most of the rest of his service. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Glamorgan Branch of NARPO in March, 2005 and was a regular contributor to our meetings from that time.

Funeral arrangements: 1:15 pm on Thursday 2nd April at Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research UK.

Following the funeral there will be drinks at The White Horse, Coychurch.
25th March

   
 
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  It is with deep regret that we inform the members of the passing of retired constable Alan Hatch, who passed away in hospital at Llanelli on 16th March. Most of Alan's Police service was undertaken in Cardiff 2and included C Div CID, as well as the No 8 RCS. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral arrangements - Wednesday 1st April - 1pm at Llanelli Crematorium. The address is Penprys Rd., Dafen, Llanelli and the tel no is 01554 824137 SAT NAV * SA14 8BX
Updated 23rd March
   
 
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It is with very deep regret that I inform the members of this group of the passing of retired Constable Judith Parkhouse who passed away at Holmes Towers at 4.00 pm yesterday (16th March 2015) after a short illness. Judith served at various locations in the force including F Div, No8RCS, EACR, C Div, CDMU etc. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

JUDITH PARKHOUSE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

ADDENDUM TO JUDITH PARKHOUSE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS - 24th March

The following addendum to Judith's funeral arrangements have been received:

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For information of possible attendees at Judith's funeral on Thursday 2nd April

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME HAS CHANGED

The funeral will now be held at 10.15am NOT 10.30am as previously thought.
All other arrangements and requests remain the same.
The time change is due to the large volume of mourners that are expected and the larger chapel at Thornhill has been arranged. Please let people know the time change who you think will be attending and may not be on Facebook
Many thanks
Dean - Judith's Nephew
24th March

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The following information has been received from the Executor.

It is with great sadness that Jude's family and I announce that on Monday 16th March 2015 Jude passed away at the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth after a short illness.

The funeral will be held at Thornhill Crematorium on Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 10:15am Changed
At Jude's request, would any attendees please refrain from wearing black and if possible to instead wear something lime green. No flowers would be required, however should anyone wish to contribute in any way, Jude had requested that donations be made to the Sunnyvale Cat Rescue in Wenvoe. There will be a collection box at the funeral for anyone wishing to make such a donation.

As Jude was not religious, she requested a non-religious 'service' and therefore the funeral will be relatively short. Therefore, should anyone wish to say a few words, a small number of people would be welcome to do so and should contact me at the email address below so an order of service can be arranged. Additionally, should anyone wish to submit any written tributes or the like, these would also be welcomed and can be read out by the small number of people who will speak. Again, please use the email address below for this purpose.
Email: nash_321@msn.com
Posted by Karl Nash,
Executor. (Updated - 19th March 2015)

Paul Bryant
Cardiff Narpo
17th March

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 of Mrs. Ann Patricia JONES (nee Pattie MORGAN) of Porthcawl.

Pattie worked for many years in the Magistrates Courts Section and Statistics Sections in Headquarters and retired in 1976.

A Private Funeral Service is to be held.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
5th March 2015

   
 
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It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of retired Constable John Tuck. (PC29) John served mainly in the old 'C" sub-div based at Roath, Cathays and Rumney. He was truly one of the 'Old School' and will be greatly missed by famil and former colleagues alike.

Funeral arrangements: Wednesday March 11th at 12 noon in St Cadocs Church Burnham Avenue Llanrumney and 1.30 pm at Thornhill Crematorium.

   
 
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  THOMAS:Cenydd It is with regret we inform you of the death on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 of retired Ch. Supt. Cenydd J.P. THOMAS MBE., QPM after a long illness. He leaves a wife, Brenda.Following a successful Army career Cenydd joined the Police Service and rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander of the Pontypridd Division. In addition to this he furthered his love of Rugby, both as a player and eventually as a referee, taking charge of several international fixtures. Having retired from the Police he became a main-stay at Pontypridd RFC.

Funeral arrangements - 12.45 pm Friday, 6th March, 2015 at Glyntaff, Pontypridd. Following the Service at Glyntaff, refreshments at Pontypridd Rugby Club, Sardis Road, Pontypridd. Family flowers only please. Any donations in lieu of flowers to the Motonuron Society via Mrs. Thomas, 26, Briar Way, Ton Teg.
Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
1st March 2015
   
 
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  COTTELL: Brian it is with deep regret we inform you of the death of retired Det Sgt Brian Cottell. Brian worked in WCRO in Cardiff as well as the PNC Bureau in Bridgend It is believed Brian originally came from Rhodesia. He was a very keen cricketer and bowler and lived in the Llantrisant area. . He was a very keen cricketer and bowler and lived in the Llantrisant area.

Funeral arrangements: 1.15pm on Monday 2nd of March at Coychurch Crematorium.
   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mrs. Joyce LADD of 58, Lake Road, Aberavon, Port Talbot SA12 6AW. Joyce was the widow of Ex.PS. Stan Ladd who died in 2008.

Funeral arrangements: Margam crematorium at 1.00pm on Thursday 5th March 2015.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
26th Feb

   
 
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Hi all, It is with great sadness that I have to report that Cliff Simons has passed away.
He leaves his widow, Jean. Cliff was a Cardiff City P.C. who retired around 1991.

Funeral arrangements 12 noon on Thursday, 5th.March, 2015 at St.Margarets Church, Roath (opposite Summers Funeral Home) and at 1.15pm at Thornhill Crematorium.

Regards. Alan Greaves
26th Feb

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 of Ex. Ch. Supt. Cenydd J.P. THOMAS MBE., QPM of 26, Briar Way, Ton Teg, Pontypridd after a long illness. He leaves a wife, Brenda.

Following a successful Army career Cenydd joined the Police Service and rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander of the Pontypridd Division. In addition to this he furthered his love of Rugby, both as a player and eventually as a referee, taking charge of several international fixtures. Having retired from the Police he became a main-stay at Pontypridd RFC until ill-health in his later-life prevented his participation in the Club he loved.

Funeral arrangements: Friday, 6th March, 2015 at Glyntaff, Pontypridd. Following the Service at Glyntaff, there will be refreshments at The Pontypridd Rugby Club, Sardis Road, Pontypridd.

Family flowers only please, but any donations en-lue of flowers to the Motonuron Society via Mrs. Thomas, 26, Briar Way, Ton Teg.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
26th Feb

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of retired DC 2176 David REES, who passed away on Sunday 15th February 2015

Funeral arrangements - Thursday 12th March 2015.   There will be a service at 1.15pm at St Peters Church, Newton, Mumbles, followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 2.30pm. Arrangements for a buffet following the funeral have not yet been finalised.

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Saturday, 31st January, 2015 at Cwmgwili Hospital Carmarthen of Mrs. Edna Rose RICHARDS (wife of Ex.PC 756 Thomas Clive Richards) of 4, High Terrace, Newquay, Pembroke.

Funeral arrangements: Swansea Crematorium at 11.00am on Wednesday, 25th February, 2015.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
19th Feb

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Friday, 6th February, 2015 of Herbert Alcwyn TOMKINS (known to all as Bert) aged 91 years of 1, Hazeldene Close, Barry. South Glamorgan CF6 7AW. His next of kin is his daughter Glynis Paynes

Bert did all his Police Service in the Barry area, for quite some time in Cadoxton and to the end of his service was in Special Branch in Rhoose airport, from where he retired.

Funeral arrangements: 4.00 pm on Thursday, 19th February, 2015 at the Cardiff and Glamorgan Crematorium and Memorial Park, Port Road East, Barry. CF62 9PX.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
13th Feb

   
 
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Even more sad news!
We regret to inform you that Maggie Kite (Dorothy Margaret Kite) has died.
A very popular lovely lady, who used to be one of the Station enquiry clerks at Cockett Police Station. We are sure that lots of our members would remember her. Her father was Les Dimock, a PC in the Borough Force.

South Wales Evening Post -
KITE Dorothy Margaret (Maggie) Suddenly but peacefully at Singleton Hospital on 26th January 2015, Margaret, beloved wife of Robert, loving sister of Brian, Hugh, Robert, David and the late Alan, dear sister-in-law of Eva, Ray, Debbie and Debra and a much loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. Formerly of South Wales Police at Cockett and later Landlady of the Salmon Inn in Hereford. "Margaret will be sadly missed by all her family and friends"

Funeral arrangements : Thursday 12th February at Llanelli Crematorium 2.00pm. Flowers to family home or donations in lieu if so desired (cheques only please) to Cancer Research, c/o R J Davies & Son, 5 Dillwyn Street, Swansea, SA1 4AE. Tel: 01792 654369.

8th Feb

   
 
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It is with great sadness that I have to report that Bob Evans, former Deputy Chief Constable and Acting Chief Constable passed away earlier today, Friday 6th February. He will be sadly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.

Funeral arrangements: Wednesday 18th of February 2015, 2.45pm at St Mary's Church, Penlline Road,Whitchurch(CF142AD) followed by the committal at Thornhill Crematorium Thornhill Road Cardiff (CF149UA) at 4.15pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING HAS BEEN ARRANGED AT WHITCHURCH HIGH SCHOOL USING THE CHURCH ROAD ACCESS JUST ALONG THE ROAD FROM THE CHURCH.

The celebration of his life will then take place at Whitchurch Golf Club, and his son Gareth has said "My dad was known for liking a little glass of whiskey or two so it would only be fit that you all joined the family in sending him off in style."

Regards.
Alan Greaves
Updated 11th Feb

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of retired Police Constable 2084 John Thomas who passed away at Morriston Hospital on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. John was an ex Swansea Borough Officer and served in the Swansea and Morriston areas, and also at Western Area Control Room. He leaves a wife Margaret, and a son Martin, who is a Detective Sergeant in the Crime Intelligence Dept. of South Wales Police.

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We have the sad news that Peter Jones - Ex PC 2107 (Swansea) passed away on the night of 4/5th February. Peter was an ex Swansea Borough Officer and served in Mumbles, Swansea and in the Swansea Magistrates cells. Funeral details are not yet known, but will be circulated when known.

Funeral arrangements: Tuesday 17th February 2015, Service - 2pm at Pressdee's Chapel of Rest, Mumbles, to be followed by burial at Oystermouth Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Heddfan Ward, Cefn Coed Hospital (cheques only) c/o William Pressdee Funeral Directors 1-2 Stanley St. Mumbles SA34NE Telephone 01792 366513Tuesday 17h Feb .



'Should anybody want to contact Betty, please do so via my e.mail address and I will ensure that any messages are passed to Betty and her Sons'.

Mrs Sian Elizabeth Jones
Facilities Manager
Directorate of Estates and Facilities
SOAS, University of London
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4906
s.jones@soas.ac.uk
11th Feb

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 of Mrs. Jacqueline FRANCIS (wife of Ex.PC 1928 Derek Frances (Dog Section)) of 6, Lark Rise, Brackla, Bridgend CF31 2NU.

Jackie was 59 years of age and had worked as a civilian in Police HQ for a number of years before retiring.

Funeral arrangements: 11.00 am on Thursday, 12th February, 2015 at the Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill, Cardiff.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
31st Jan

   
 
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I regret to inform you that retired Inspector, William Grey Collins (Bill) passed away peacefully during the night (29th January) at Morriston Hospital with his family at his bedside. I have spoken to Connie and passed condolences from former colleagues at the Branch. Bill had been seriously ill for some months with a variety of problems.

Funeral arrangements: Swansea Crematorium at 3pm Wednesday 18th February 2015 The Force Coffin Drape has been requested by the family. Family flowers only, but donations in lieu may be made to The Macmillan Nurses.

Bill would have been 85 in April. He joined Swansea Borough Police in 1951 having previously worked on the Railway. During his National Service he was involved in the Berlin Air Lift helping in the navigation of planes delivering food etc. In the Police he worked as Uniform Patrol and CID - including RCS as Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant. He was a uniform Inspector in Neath and Swansea, retiring in 1981. He was regarded as conscientious and a popular officer by those alongside, below and above him in rank.

His widow Connie and family thank the Branch for the support offered so far.

Obituary Bill Colins

Bryon Tucker (Welfare Officer)
Updated - 15th Feb

   
 
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It is with deep sadness we advise our members of the passing of Colin Evans (ACC Retired) who passed away on Saturday (24th Jan) after a short illness. Colin retired from the force in 1990.

Funeral arrangements: 2.30pm on Friday 6th.February, 2015 at the Salvation Army Canton Citadel, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff followed by cremation at Thornhill Crematorium.

   
 
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We regret to to inform you of the death of Pensioner Alan Lloyd (Lloydy) - aged 76 years. He was found dead at his home earlier today, 25th January.

Alan was divorced and lived on his own and will be remembered by many for his role with the Police Federation, South Wales Police Football Club, and a lot more besides especially within the Western side of the force. He will be missed by all that knew him, a gentle giant.

Funeral arrangements - South Wales Evening Post

Obituary Alan Lloyd

Bryon Tucker
Updated - 11th February

Tributes: have been paid to the founder of Langland Bay Lifeguard Club Alan Lloyd, who has died at the age of 76. He played football for Wales against Germany for the Boys' Club of Wales, and for Llanelli and Gloucester City.

Mr Lloyd's call-up for National Service in 1958 resulted in him seeing action in two war zones as part of 45 Commando Royal Marines, serving in Malta as part of the Amphibious Warfare Squadron, and he was also summoned by Crown Agents to work at the intelligence unit at Bletchley Park, undertaking classified work.

He formed and trained Swansea Police Lifeguard Squad that won the British Lifeguard Championships in 1985. He was also joint chairman of the Welsh Police Forces Federation.

Colleagues at Langland Bay Lifeguard Club praised his dedication to lifesaving and lifeguarding, describing his contribution as immense. Paul Carr, who supported him in the formation of the club, said: "He made a massive contribution to lifesaving and the Boys' Club of Wales. He is a great loss."

Club coach Paul Williams said: "He touched the lives of many people in different circles and entered everything with vigour. He put his heart and soul into everything."

More here...

South Wales Evening Post
January 2015

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Letters or cards of condolence have been forwarded to the family
on behalf of all members, extending our sympathy at this very sad time.

   
 

   
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