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15/11/21


RAF Police Cpl Morley who has recently completed his Phase 2 Training and is currently deployed in support of Op ESCALIN.
Op ESCALIN seeís Armed Forces personnel providing temporary support as the governments wider action to further relieve the pressure on stations.


15/11/21

U.S. Space Command
 
US SPACECOM welcomes our first U.K. Space Command liaison officer, Royal Air Force Wing Commander Toby Steward, to Peterson-Schriever Garrison!
He is a Provost officer and United States Space Force-educated space professional who will work to further develop the strong relationship between the United States and United Kingdom space commands.




20/10/21


A country and western musician was forced to undergo emergency surgery after a cancerous tumour broke his jaw.

Stan Matthews, 79, had been referred to Aintree Hospital at the start of 2020 after developing a 'golf ball sized' tumour on his neck.

After a referral to the Maxillofacial unit he was told he would need surgery as the cancer had gone into the bone.

However, before the ex-RAF police officer's operation could take place, the tumour broke his jaw and he was forced to undergo emergency surgery.

The 79-year-old underwent a 14-hour operation to remove the tumour and to repair his shattered jaw.

He was operated on by consultant maxillofacial surgeon Professor Simon Rogers, who removed a piece of bone from Stan's leg, reshaped it, and used it to replace the broken bone in his jaw.

Originally from Manchester, Stan picked up the bass guitar aged 14 and went on to learn his trade in working men's clubs.

During his career in the RAF, he played in many bands all over the world before finishing his military service in 1971.

He continued to tour air bases as an entertainer and musician before working in Liverpool at Tiffany's nightclub, with a band called Sunset Boulevard in the 1970s.

Stan has lived in Liverpool ever since and said he now feels like an adopted Liverpudlian.

To thank those who cared for him at Liverpool University Hospitals, Stan and his band, the Chelwood County Country Music Band, are hosting a country music charity night with proceeds from ticket sales and a raffle going directly to the Liverpool Trust.

Stan said: "Professor Rogers did a world class job. I was then looked after in the Sefton Suite at Aintree for ten days until I was fit enough to go home.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Aintree enough and felt I had to give something in return.

"As I am a musician and run a band, I spoke to the other members and we decided to host a concert to raise money for the Trust."

Chelwood County Country Music Band will be hosting their country music charity night on November 27, at the Metal Box Sports and Social Club in Speke Boulevard, with tickets costing £5.

If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased by texting COUNTRY to 07919234289 or contact fundraising@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Stan added: "I wanted it to be a way of giving back to the staff who saved my life.

"Proceeds will be split between the Head and Neck Centre at Aintree Hospital, and the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital fund.

"Itís sure to be a brilliant evening, as alongside the live music, included on the night is a country dance demonstration, raffle and competition for the best dressed cowboy and cowgirl.

"I really hope that we can raise as much money as possible after a really challenging period for our brilliant NHS staff."

9/10/21

Congratulations to our colleague Amy Cokayne on being selected for the England Rugby team for the autumn internationals.