Fire safety oracle. Great personality. Will be missed by many. RIP
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DavidRNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution
In loving memory of David Laurence King, who sadly passed away on 19th May 2020, aged 77 years.
David was a much loved husband to Mary, brother to Heather & Jenny (Portsmouth) and father to Ivan & Jason.
After an early career in The Merchant Navy, David joined The London Fire Brigade in 1962. His first posting was to Brixton Fire Station and he went on to serve throughout the LCC/GLC 'K' Division in SW London, becoming Temporary Officer-in-Charge of a number of Stations including Battersea, Wimbledon, Surbiton, New Malden, Sutton, Wallington, Tooting and Kingston.
David later went on to have a highly successful career as a Hospital Fire Safety Officer in the NHS, initially at Charing Cross Hospital and later at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, WC1.
David was a kind and generous man and a much loved friend and colleague to all those whose paths he crossed. He was principled and hard-working, but had a tremendous sense of humour and never took life too seriously!
As many have already told me, David was truly one of the best. Tragically however, his long-awaited retirement has now been cut short by Covid-19.
We will all miss David so very much. Donations in David's memory can be made to the RNLI; the sea and this Charity were always close to his heart.