A special ceremony to pay tribute to a councillor and former Vice Chair of the Beds fire service was held at Stopsley Fire Station.
Roy Davies, who served as a councillor for more than three years in Wigmore, Putteridge and Stopsley, died in February last year.
He was actively involved in the building of the new fire station in Stopsley, which opened in 1984. He was an avid model ship maker, so in his memory, one of his models was donated to the fire service to be displayed at Stopsley Fire Station.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer Glen Ranger hosted the ceremony on February 15.
Roy’s wife Jenny and members of his family attended the ceremony to see the replica working model of the tanker LIS Terkol, built by Roy, unveiled in its display case at the Fire Station with which he was so closely linked.
Jenny said: “Roy was so proud to be the Vice Chair of the Fire and Rescue Authority, and he would be overjoyed at seeing this model ship displayed at the fire station.”
She thanked the Fire and Rescue Service for accepting the donation of the model ship that her husband had made.
Firefighters from Stopsley Green Watch and the Deputy Leader of Luton Borough Council, Sian Timoney were also present.
Mr Ranger said: “Roy’s commitment to the Fire and Rescue Service and the community was tangible, and is sorely missed”.