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aircrew assoc femalefocusonline june24 3On Wednesday, 24th April, Members of the Aircrew Association Costa Blanca were delighted to share in the 70th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of one of their Members, Gordon Blythe and his bride of so many years, Caroline, at the Casa Toni Restaurant in Moraira.

Gordon and Caroline met and fell in love in 1953 in Singapore. Gordon was serving in the Army there and Caroline was the daughter of Gordon’s Regimental Sergeant Major! Courting was, therefore ‘interesting’! They shortly became engaged and, the following year, they married at The Church of Christ The King on the 24th April. So began a marriage that took them to BAOR (Germany), Singapore twice and Northern Ireland. Having served in the Army for 43 years, Gordon and Caroline eventually retired and have lived in Altea for over 30 years.
Having heard a resume of their life together followed by a toast to the amazing couple from Max Maxwell, the Association Chairman, Members and other guests and friends of Gordon and Caroline enjoyed an amusing and emotional reply from Gordon. This was followed by very personal and much appreciated tribute from their Son, Gordon the younger, who had flown in from Germany for this special occasion to share the moment with his sister, Julie who also lives in Altea.
Prior to the lunch, Life Vice President Peter Langley said a highly appropriate grace and the excellent and very happy function was brought to a close with the Aircrew Toast proposed by the President, Tom Brown.
The Aircrew Association wishes Gordon and Caroline many more happy, peaceful and healthy years together!
The photograph shows Gordon and Carol demonstrating an understandable Public Display of Affection! Behind them are their son Gordon, their Daughter Julie and, over Gordon’s left shoulder, a very long standing friend, Eva!