A Good Friend

David Atkinson, who died recently, was a good friend to Leigh and the Endeavour.
Before he was elected as a Southend County Borough Councillor David organised the memorial in St. Clements churchyard to those lost on the Renown during the Dunkirk evacuation.

The photograph shows him presenting the original model of the memorial to our President, David Amess and our Trust chairman, Mike King.

David became the Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East, serving nearly thirty years before retiring.

His contacts with Leigh remained strong, and he was a Life Member of the Trust and one of our first members. When Endeavour returned to Dunkirk in 2005 David went on a special bus with other trust members. He attended the memorial service on the beach, and entered into the weekend's activities - he will be sorely missed.

Mike King

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