Marine Engineering Artificer 2
I am an ex Kent College school chum of Geoff. We were form mates right through school and he was my opposite wing in the hockey 1st team. He was a day boy and lived in Whitstable, I was a boarder and lived in Kuwait. Weekends were tough for us kids from abroad but Geoff and his folks were very good to me. A group of us ended up in the 6th form riding a mixed bag of Bantams, Triumph, Bonnies and a Trident. I recall Geoff was key to all matters Whitstable, bike and having fun – a top guy.
I went to his memorial service, it was the third one I’d been to. We were the same age he’d joined the Navy and I decided to go flying, I lost two mates in crashes and then my buddy Geoff.
I often think of him. I sail a lot and thank the Lord for my longevity.
I am a Check pilot for a major airline, and though I am now over sixty I see Geoff as a mad young adult just full of vigour.
A sad loss…
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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. STOCKWELL BAY is situated between Horse Island and Reef Point, on the east coast of Saunders Island, East Falkland.
It is in position
51° 22′ 55.08″ S, 060° 05′ 55.99″ W