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CFVA No: 534

Brenda Coombs (1924–2009)

We send our deepest sympathy to Alison and sister Pat and family at this sad time with the cherished memories we hold of a very sincere friend and shipmate.

It was at Lowestoft HMS Mantis where Brenda met the love of her life, no doubt in a run ashore, when Charles Coombs, serving on board MTBs 88, 222 & 602. He came into her life and romance bloomed. They married in Lowestoft on 25th May 1945.

Both Charles and Brenda were great enthusiasts of the CFVA from its early beginnings with its vast opportunities for the renewing and the making of new friendships. With their daughter Alison they were great supporters of, and took part in many of, our visits to Croatia and the Island of Vis. Since the death of Charles in June 2001 Brenda and Alison have continued to support and enjoy the visits to Vis, sadly this year due to Brenda being unwell and the death of her daughter Janet in August, they had to cancel.

Brenda’s funeral was held at Cambridge Crematorium on November 14th 2009.

Lest we forget