John McCullagh February 14, 2006
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In an earlier article featuring Kilkeel Harbour and the Coastguard Station, I made passing reference to my esteemed uncle who served there with distinction for many years.

I received an email of thanks from his son and my cousin Michael, who is retired and lives now between Germany and Spain (he has, I believe, homes in both!).  This is my response!



The occasion was the visit to Kilkeel of Chief Inspector Cdr John Douglas of HM Coastguard to offer congratulations for long and illustrious service to Frank McCullagh BEM.

Also in the photo are Officer William Main, Cmdr James Neill and Officer Jim Rodgers.

Frank’s long service – more than thirty years – was, and remains a record.  In the war Frank served all over the world with the Royal Marines.  Compulsorily retired from injuries received when his ship came under enemy fire during the Second World War, he immediately took up the position with the Coastguard which he held until his retirement.

… Sonny McCullagh ? …

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