Kent Man Returns From Helping in Haiti

31 March 2010, 11:47 | Updated: 31 March 2010, 12:00

A Kent man is back home after helping some of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

Catering Steward Brian Pitcher, 37, from Deal was part of the crew on board the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Largs Bay during a six week deployment to the Caribbean.

Brian, who received an operation Telic medal for a deployment to Iraq in 2003, said: “Our work on board Largs Bay provided a rewarding and memorable experience in Haiti. Delivering food to the community completely cut off in Anse a Veau by land slides and floods was a particular highlight, while seeing the community come together to help unload the cargo was fabulous.”

He added: “We have got in the thick of it and stood shoulder to shoulder with the villagers to help deliver over 25,000 boxes of aid. They have been moved to see a British ship coming to their help with so much food. I think this memory will last a lifetime.”