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David Line

This page was first published in January 2015

David's interest in singing began around 1957, when as a member of the choir of St. Margaret's Church at Barming, he met his first wife Barbara. He joined Kent County Constabulary as a cadet around that time and in 1959 went on to join the RAF Police. He served in Germany, Singapore and Cyprus.

In 1969 whilst still in the RAF, David's wife Barbara became terminally ill and he left the RAF on compassionate grounds. He returned to Kent County Constabulary and served in Maidstone.

He later married Sheila and was posted to Ashford where he served on two occasions as a Resident Beat Officer and served for about fourteen years with the Traffic Division sandwiched between those roles.

David joined Kent Police Male Voice Choir shortly after its formation in 1978, leaving after about five years due to family health problems. He retired from Kent Police in 1993 and has since spent more than twenty years as a member of the Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men and as secretary of the Ashford Branch for much of that time.

David's other interests through the years have been football refereeing in Kent League fixtures, local leagues and English Schools 'representative' fixtures at county level. His other interests are travel, research and writing mainly Kent based articles.

David has supported the choir for many years and in January 2015, he returned to sing with the second tenor section after his unexpected loss of Sheila.

We hope you enjoy your return to sing with us David and look forward to your company.