Couple honour their WW2 dads with gift

Bill Conner Kay
Bill Conner Kay

A Fraserburgh couple have donated a safety boat and £10,000 to three Broch Cadet groups in memory of their fathers who fought in WW2.

Morris and Betty Kay gifted the safety boat to the Fraserburgh Sea Cadets and £5,000 each to local Army and Air Cadet units.

Walter Freeman

Walter Freeman

Morris Kay said: “This is dedicated in memory of our late fathers who were proud British armed services veterans of World War Two and who, though not natives of the area, had great affection for the people of Buchan.”

Morris’ father was Bill Connor Kay, the Broch cinema manager until 1971, who served with the Royal Navy.

Betty’s father, Walter Freeman was an English RAF volunteer who served at the Fraserburgh base and settled in nearby St Combs.

Craig Trail, Sea Cadets, thanked the Kay’s for their donation of the much needed safety boat.

He said: “It’s a saving grace really because the we’re at capacity and and we have a waiting list so we’ve got to get the cadets afloat.”

The Kay’s were also happy to help out the Cadet’s cause.

Morris said: “it’s great work that they do up there with the kids.

“They were very about it and I feel good about it after seeing what they do for the youngsters.”

The Air Cadets have also put their money to good use sending two of their cadets on an international exchange to Israel and Canada.

The Air Cadets, who usually get funds by doing bag-packing at supermarkets, will also purchase radio controlled planes and radios with the money and it will help fund a trip to RAF Lossiemouth.

Liz Busby, Air Cadets, said: “To get a big lump sum like this is just fantastic because we know we have money there.”