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Ronald Higgins

Ronald Higgins

Clubs played for: Leyton Orient, Tonbridge, Brighton & Hove Albion, QPR (1947- 1955)




Biography: Died 23/1/2016 aged 92. After his football career finished, Ron coached East Ham United in 1957/58 taking them to League and Cup victory in the Woolwich Cup and the London League. He ended his career as a lifeguard at the Golden Lane swimming baths at the Barbican.

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Higgins, Ronald Valentine Ron is my Grandad & at aged 92 still tells tales of his footballing days. He was a Docker as well as a footballer & was a Life Guard at a pool in the Barbican in London when he retired. Although his short-term memory is fading & he is hard of hearing now, he can recall many of his past times. He was also a mid-upper gunner in a Lancaster Bomber during WW2 & completed 32 missions for Squadron 622, the last on D-Day. A book has been written about his Squadron entitled 'We Wage War at night' in which he has a mention and he attended the book launch & signing ceremony at Duxford Airfield in 2013 with memebers of his family. I and all my family are very proud of him not least because he is a loving, proud and kind person and we have all spent many happy times with him. Just thought I would write a short update for you.

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