One of Thanet’s most prominent success stories, my old friend, Michael Davis-Marks has received an OBE for organising last year’s fleet review at Portsmouth.
Former commander of the Nuclear Submarine HMS Turbulent Michael was also the Naval Attaché in Washington and now works at the fleet headquarters in Portsmouth. His mother Shirley lives in Birchington.
As a choice of career, being a nuclear submarine captain is on a par with being an astronaut and there are rather less of the former. Thanet has good reason to be proud of this local success story which sets a wonderful example to all the young people now at school on the island.
If I had known, when a Navy Lynx helicopter was trying to chase me away from taking photos of the Queen’s vessel during the Trafalgar review, I might have passed a hello over the radio. Quite a coincidence and I wonder if I gave him a brief security headache. Well done Michael, it was a great show!