my father in law of 86 years is finaly succumbing to the horrible cancer, we hope a last minute op may help him out but its 50 50. Why do i want to put a tribute on here for him? Well after ww2 he went to palestine and stayed there all through the troubles surviving st davids hotel by minutes and getting rapid promotion and awarded when he was on centry duty a band of arab terrorist had got under the wire to the raoc camp he was in, he single handed opened up with the bren and by the time eveyone got into gear they found 7 dead arabs and 4 wounded all in a tight group, he was asked by the king of jordan to join his army as an instrucor for forces gaurding the pipeline, but all he wanted to do is return to blighty. when back in the uk he joined the police after a few years as a dental technician, his beat was camden town and kings cross so he was stuck in the heart of it , some of his stories are quite funny like his first day in the force he was sent along a railway track with a bucket to find someones head that had been knocked off. In his day the only counselling they got was when they al met in the pub to have a whiskey for the day. I have known him for 18 years and can say hand on heart he always thinks of others before himself, he has been more of a father to me than my own step dad, he is a kind wonderfull genarous manwith steel determination and a heart of gold, his love for his daughter and son is high and he loves it when i bring the kids to see him. He has spent more than half his life in duty in the army and police service and is more of a man than i can ever achieve Henry Ernest Maylin RAOC and MET POLICE nothing i can say will ever show the grattitude of the kids and me for your help and for the service you have endured. There is one final hurdle to jump and i hope with all my heart you make it. He has told me some stories of his time in palestine which i will post when appropiate.