Author Archives: Garry Levington

Sir Tasker Watkins (1918 – 2007)

Lieutenant Tasker Watkins landed in Normandy a week after D-day in June 1944 and served with the 1st/5th battalion of the Welch regiment. He took part in the harsh battles in Normandy and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his conduct during … Continue reading

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Leonard Geoffrey Cheshire – (1917 – 1992)

Educated at Stowe School, Cheshire won a place at Merton College, Oxford in 1936. At Oxford, Cheshire followed the usual pattern of extrovert young men of the time: he became noted for fast cars, reckless exploits, fantastic extravagance, mounting debts and … Continue reading

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Guy Penrose Gibson (1918 – 1944)

Guy Gibson was born in Simla, India, on 12 August 1918. Though not particularly gifted academically or physically he impressed as hard-working and determined, and this paid off when, after first being rejected as too short (at 5 feet 6 … Continue reading

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Col Herbert “H” Jones (1940 – 1982)

Born in Putney on May 14th 1940, he was christened Herbert but much preferred the simple initial “H”. From earliest memories Jones had never wanted a career in anything except the army and had enjoyed all things military, including war … Continue reading

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A modern day hero – the CRISIS Night Owl volunteer.

The word ‘hero’ in our minds, all too often makes us think of those brave characters of the past. We all too often think of heroes as those who put themselves before others to the point of absolute selflessness. The … Continue reading

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Gary Barlow – modern day hero!

For a modern day hero who gives selflessly of whatever free time he has left after writing, performing and broadcasting, look no further than Take That’s Gary Barlow! Not only does he write amazing music and given us his opinions … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Helpers at The Homeless Shelter

Would you consider giving up your Christmas day to spend the day in a homeless shelter this year? Many volunteers up and down the country are set to give up their family time and devote themselves to the very worthy … Continue reading

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