This is what is being taken away

This is my team … these are the men of Blue Watch. They are proud, dedicated, professional and my second family. After Thursday the majority of these lads will leave the fire service for another job or to join the ranks of East Kent’s unemployed. Our job, like many others in aviation,  is very specialised, requires many months/years of training, and takes a certain kind of person. We haven’t got another airport on our doorstep, so their skills are next to useless in today’s job market. This is what we give to our job, this is what is being taken away.” 

– Carl Davies