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Ken did not shy away from the task of taking the Group from the comfort and support of Mill Hill and its postal empathy to the unknown that was Grantham, and being part of a very large TA organisation.At the same time he had to downsize the Group, from four to three Regiments and take manning from 75 officers and 750 soldiers to 55 and around 550 – and improve military skills!His tour as Commander consolidated such changes and spread the ethos throughout 1 PC Group).So, he retired from the TA in November 1993 having thoroughly enjoyed the experience and definitely giving more than he received.He enjoyed playing golf and watching rugby – from his local club – Rochdale – to internationals and to league games at his hometown Wigan.He died on 25 May after a long and painful illness, which he bore with courage and his brave good humour.
He loved to sail – especially on holiday with Liz and their boys.
In his early days in the TA Ken was definitely a “Folkestone Fusilier”, spending most of his annual camps there.
He was always the centre of any fun, good times, good humour or prank.
He retired to Highcliffe with his wife Doris of more than 50 years where they enjoyed many happy times together. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with his Army friends & would look forward to his ccouple of weeks each year back in uniform.
Of course it could have been the camaraderie in the mess away from home that had most appeal – Mike Bartlett (Don’s son) Don was ever the best of company at any event and in any circumstance.