Len’s memory lives in the form of a boxing tribute

The presentation of the boxing belt to Luke 'Cool Hands' Woodward by Len's son Christopher Smith (far left).

The presentation of the boxing belt to Luke 'Cool Hands' Woodward by Len's son Christopher Smith (far left).

0
Have your say

THE memory of a former Letham man will live on in the form of a boxing belt following a recent presentation down south.

The belt has been presented to the Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy for the most improved boxer of the season within the community club in memory of the late Flight Lieutenant Len Smith.

Len was the husband of the late Elsie Smith and father of David and Diana.

For many years he resided at Drimmie Place, Letham.

Len, as well as having a distinguished military career, also served with the Bradford Police Force, where he was a member of their boxing team.

He was well known and respected within the Letham community as being an accomplished artist, musician and a formidable adversary to the members of Forfar Chess Club.

Len’s commitment to young people was second to none, and he always believed that they should be given the opportunity, skills and the confidence to attain their goals in life.

The boxing belt was donated by Len’s son, Dave and presented to the first recipient Luke “Cool Hands” Woodward by Dave’s son Christopher Smith.