Spalding man Terry Day: a life in pictures

Spalding Water Taxi pilot Terry Day.
Spalding Water Taxi pilot Terry Day.
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Terry Day, who lives in Spalding and is best known these days as a water taxi pilot, has had a full and very eventful life.

Growing up in Birkenhead, in Wirral, he joined the Royal Navy at 16, and spent the next seven years in the Navy.

Terry (third from left) on Trafalgar Night.

Terry (third from left) on Trafalgar Night.

In 1975, he received the Liverpool Shipwreck Bronze Marine Medal and Certificate from the Lord Mayor of Wallasey, Merseyside, for his part in rescuing a woman from drowning while he was working on the Mersey Ferries.

He then went on to join Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, spending 26 of his 30 years’ service at Spalding Fire Station.

Terry has always been active in his private life, competing in the 1989 London Marathon and spending two years as a volunteer with Tall Ships, taking part in voyages to help youngsters gain life-changing experiences. He was also a volunteer Games Maker at the 2012 London Olympic Games, giving assistance to visitors from all over the world.

He is a regular blood donor – he received an award for his 75th donation – has been a water taxi pilot since 2008 and has been branch secretary and delegate of Spalding Royal Naval Association for the past three years.