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Grahame Baines

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Grahame was born and brought up in Leicestershire and he joined the Royal Navy in 1969 at the age of 17. When he completed his training as a mechanician, he was recruited into the submarine service and moved to Faslane Naval Base in Scotland, where he served on land and sea for 28 years, first in the Polaris and then in the Trident programme. His charming and sociable personality drew many people to him and his integrity and skill made him a highly valued colleague and instructor. On leaving the Royal Navy, he worked for IMES, continuing his support of the Trident systems at Faslane. He represented the Royal Navy at volleyball in national and international competition.

Grahame was a warm, caring and fun-loving man with a profound sense of humour. He was held dear by very many friends, within and outside the service. He enjoyed music, travel, sunshine, cats and all the good things of life, but especially he relished sharing time with his family and friends around the table.

He bore his final illness with characteristic grace and courage and he was supported by many kind and committed health care staff, as well as by the love and prayers of his family and friends, at home and overseas.

The world is a poorer place without him.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Lang.

Added by: Julie Lang Baines on 13 January 2009.

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