Our amazing maintenance man Clive listened to the stories of Don’s time in the forces, working as part of the crew aboard The Destroyer (The Haydon) and decided to do something special for this amazing hero.
Clive contacted a friend who served in the Falklands to arrange a special project as well as his father who also served on Royal Naval Destroyers, providing Don with an authentic souvenir from his days as a serviceman. Clive managed to get his hands on an original 1946 postcard of the vessel itself, the very ship Donald served aboard.
Preserving these memories and marking the amazing achievements of our residents is incredibly important to us, and we wanted to thank Clive for going the extra mile to ensure this amazing gift takes pride of place in Donald’s bedroom.
Donald was over the moon to receive this poignant piece of history. We wanted to take this time to say thank you to Leading Seaman Middleton for your service for our country. You are a hero.