Portrait of Stan


You are such a good poet as well as an artist Michael.

Thanks for kind words and encouragement Heather. I’m not certain, however, the mixture is popular with viewers here, rather than the traditional way of displaying. At least I instinctively feel that.

Perhaps some can’t see beyond the picture and the words Michael? The shared experiences, the memories, good and bad and most of all….the friendship’s forged from the above. “The Band of Brother’s” Thank you for sharing.

Thanks Fiona. Indeed. You’re a lovely kind person.

A brilliant piece of poetry and a great painting alongside it.

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Watercolour. Chief Petty Officer Airman, Aircraft Handler AH1, Stan Smith, Fleet AirArm, Royal Navy.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I am drawn…

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