Weston-super-Mare Sea Cadets pay tribute to former lieutenant

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:07 23 May 2017

Keith Monk in his dress uniform.

Keith Monk in his dress uniform.

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A former sea cadet lieutenant has died after battling a number of strokes.

Keith Monk, who was aged 85, was well-known to people around Weston for owning a plumbing and heating business and for his time with the Weston-super-Mare Sea Cadets.

Mr Monk joined the cadets in 1943 and went on to become a first lieutenant.

Keith’s wife Grace said: “For many years Keith loved being a part of the unit which has been the best in the country three times.

“He was chosen to represent the unit in 1949 and he spent two months touring Canada with the Empire Sea Cadet Camp.”

Mr Monk was presented with the Mayor’s Award in 2007 to recognise his contribution to the community, which Mrs Monk said he was ‘very proud’ to receive.

A sea cadets spokesman said: “Keith was a valued member of staff through his time at the unit and he will be missed.”

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