Falklands veteran is Boston’s Armed Forces Hero

Michael Creek, armed forces hero, presented by Andrew Goldsborough (left) and Beris Brickles. NA
Michael Creek, armed forces hero, presented by Andrew Goldsborough (left) and Beris Brickles. NA

Boston paid tribute to serving and fallen heroes on Saturday by celebrating Armed Forces Day.

Town dignitaries including the Mayor of Boston Paul Kenny and members of the Royal British Legion, The Sea Cadets and The Air Training Corps attended the service which was bookended by performances by The Coningsby Military Wives Choir.

The Sills and Betteridge Armed Forces Hero was presented to Michael Creek, a Falklands Conflict Veteran who served in the Fleet Air Arm for 23 years.

Mr Creek is Vice Chairman of The Boston and District branch of the RBL, he is also their Head Caseworker and deals with veterans who need assistance.

He organises a bi-annual cleaning session of the war graves in Boston Cemetery and champions the Army cadets standard bearer Lily May Kemp. Mr Creek also volunteers with the Citizens Advice Bureau.