|MY DEDICATION TO JOCK JENKINS
|There are a handful of people you meet in your life who make a difference to everyone
around them. Jock Jenkins is one of those special people. He is truly a caring man who I
have had the pleasure to know since I was a 19 year old fireman under his
supervision. He was my Sub Officer when I was a fireman in my home town of Andover,
Hampshire, England. Many in Andover (population approx 40,000), and the surrounding
villages have a lot to thank him for; some even for their very lives. He is that person who
given any circumstance, resolves the problems and makes things work. He is a good
human being and has been a member of my family since my brother Peter married his
daughter Jean some thirty three years ago.
He is truly a man who puts others first, evidence I’ve personally seen many times on the
fire ground and beyond.
I wish to dedicate my Photographic 'Action' section to this 'action man' - Jock Jenkins,
now remarkably 87 years of age. NOTE: Matt is his first name but he has always been
called by the nick name of 'Jock'. Jock is an English term of endearment for our Scottish
|JOCK JENKINS WITH HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER, HELEN
|Fireman Colin Andrews in action under Sub Officer Jock Jenkins
|My brother Peter with Jock's daughter Jean at a serious road traffic accident.
|The sad loss of Fireman Gus Tulk, who was killed on his way to an incident.
|Thanks Jock for the friendship, the camaraderie, the fond memories (some in the work,
not so fond) and for the safety you promoted.
|Jock sadly passed away today.
He will be missed by his family, friends
and a community he served so
Colin Andrews - February 21, 2012
|February 21, 2012
The Passing of Jock Jenkins
Jock was my long time friend, distant relative and Sub-Officer during my Fire and Rescue days
back in the town of Andover, England. Jock's daughter Jean is married to my brother Peter.
I was honered to have posted my special respect page for Jock a couple of years ago on this
website, just my way of acknowledging his service to his community - my dedication to him..
A great guy, warm heart and a man who liked helping others. We will all miss him. I can tell you
from personal knowledge that Jock helped hundreds, in various levels of need, many of them
will not have known his name. I am proud to have served under this special human being.
|Matthew (Jock) Jenkins
5th January 1921 - 21st February 2012
|Photos below by:
Busty Taylor & Colin Andrews
9th March 2012
|Updated: March 17, 2012 (Bottom of page)