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Goodbye to Commanding Officer at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks

Col Kelly receives a send-off before he leaves to take on a new post in Germany.

Col Kelly receives a send-off before he leaves to take on a new post in Germany.

A special event was held at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks for people to say their goodbyes to the out-going Commanding Officer Colonel David Kelly OBE.

Col Kelly has served as the Commanding Officer at PWG for the past three years but is leaving to serve as the new Commanding Officer at Normandy Barracks in Paderborn, Germany.

Col Kelly said: “Christine and I have had a great time in Grantham. It is a super community and my time as Station Commander has allowed us an insight into what makes the town tick.

“We have enjoyed it so much that we are likely to settle in Lincolnshire which is not a bad coup given that I am Irish and my wife Christine is a Yorkshire lass.

“We have made many good friends in this town, district and indeed the wider community and we will take many fond memories with us to our next posting in Germany.”

Former Grantham Mayors Graham Wheat, Margery Radley, Ray Wootten and Mike Taylor attended the send-off along with former Chairman of SKDC Mike Cook and Coun Jean Taylor.

Former councillor Graham Wheat said: “The relationship between the barracks and the people of Grantham goes from strength to strength.

“We shall all miss Col Kelly and his wife Christine and wish them all the best in their new posting to Germany.”

 

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