Brian (Twink) Longworth

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Brian (Twink) Longworth

My father was a Cpl with 28 Field Engineer Regiment on Christmas Island between June 65 and March 57.  He died in 1981 as a regular serving Captain. His nickname was or became Twink. I am hoping that someone somewhere might have known my father, got a few stories to tell or even better got some photographs of him.  He received a BEM for his services on Op Grapple for being in command of a section operating one of the asphalt mixing machines during the construction of the main runway of the airbase on Christmas Island.  We have only one photograph of the occasion - could anyone help me out please?  His best friend, and soon to be brother in law, was Ronald Smith RE.  My Uncle Ronnie was later killed in Aden in 65.  Our family, including me, had lived in Pegusus House in Crater in the years prior to his death. If anyone has any information or more importantly photographs of these two Sappers I would certainly appreciate a copy of them if possible please.  My fathers wife, my mother Margaret Longworth (nee Smith) is still with us and would also like to ask for your help as would his daughter, my sister, Michelle.  Yours Aye - Ian Longworth (former Royal Marines).