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Dear Editor

“I am very proud of my father”

I would like you to know my Dad, being a Standard bearer for the Merchant Mariners Gravesend Branch.

Wallace Gooch (Wally) aged 84 years is still doing his bit for the country.   This is a photo of him being presented with a medal and certificate bv the Mayor of Dartford Mr Pat Coleman in March 2011, in recognition of all the volunteer work he does for the environment.  He also does work parties for the RSPB and any spare time he makes jam, the proceeds going to Merchant Mariners club funds and the Ellonor Hospice.

As you can see I am very proud of a father who gives so much to the community and makes such a good role model to his grandchildren.

Lyndsey Coleman
Kent