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Kevin Woodford: An inspiring story

10 November 2014

Special day for a special fan

Thank you Kevin, an incredibly brave Lions fan, for sharing your story.

How fitting it was that he was at The Den to be a part of an incredibly special occasion for us all.

Kevin unfortunately lost his left leg above the knee and, because of smoke inhalation, had to have a tracheostomy.

He was on the RFA Sir Galahad when it was attacked by an Argentinean Skyhawk aircraft, resulting in the death of 48 soldiers and injuries to 150 more.

In 1982 they set sail to the Falkland Islands and Kevin was part of the original landings at San Carlos Bay on May 21st, seven weeks later.

Kevin joined the Royal Marines in 1980 and, after completing the 32-week training period, was posted to 45CDO in Arbroath.

The Lions, who donate match tickets to Tickets For Troops for every Championship game at The Den, entertained Brentford at the weekend and former Royal Marine Kevin proudly took his place in the stand.

Kevin Woodford, a Millwall fan of almost 30 years, was one of many former service men and women at The Den on Saturday.

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