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.
U.S. Space Command
US SPACECOM welcomes our first U.K. Space Command liaison
officer, Royal Air Force Wing Commander Toby Steward, to
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
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
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
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
If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased by
texting COUNTRY to 07919234289 or contact
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
"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
"I really hope that we can raise as much money as possible
after a really challenging period for our brilliant NHS
Congratulations to our colleague Amy Cokayne
on being selected for the England
Rugby team for the autumn