Governor presents flag to veteran following theft
John Washington’s White Ensign was cut from the flagpole outside his home on Marine Parade last month. The missing flag, which was presented to the 88-year-old more than 40 years ago when he retired from the Fleet Air Arm, was sent back to him following a police and media appeal.
Hearing about the theft, His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks arranged for a new flag to be presented to Mr Washington on behalf of the Royal Navy. Story.