“I spent nine years training as a carpenter in the Royal Air Force before I began my naval career. While I was in the RAF I saw an advert for the Merchant Navy and the travelling aspect of the job really appealed to me. I applied and spent the following 15 years working in the engine rooms.
“When my wife Ann needed a nursing home, we wanted to be close to our family in Surrey so looked online for a suitable location. Royal Alfred really stood out to us and it was a great fit because of my background in the Merchant Navy and it was a wonderful home to us both until Ann passed away.
“I have been a tenant with Royal Alfred since September 2013 and love my flat. The view I have across the site is wonderful. It feels like I live in my own private park.
“My daughters are very helpful and hands-on and I’m very pleased to be close by them. Walter, my brother, is also a resident at the Home so I spend a lot of time with him, as well as enjoying the grounds of Weston Acres, my favourite place to sit and reflect.”Back to News