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David Godwin


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My father, David Frederick Godwin, who passed away on 12th November 2007 at the age of 101 had a very full and active life.
He had a distiguished war record serving in the Royal Navy and reached the rank of Commander being awarded a medal from the Russian Government for his part in protecting Arctic Convoys whilst on HMS Alynbank. He also mineswept in the Thames Estuary and was mentioned in despatches twice.
Sailing was the love of his life and he won the Medway Thames Barge race in 1970 at the age of 64.
He was a member of the RNLI (Governor membership) and supported them through his life.
A lovely man-very strong mentally and physically-so sorely missed.

Added by: Michael Godwin on 29 November 2007.



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