100yearsofcoconuts was recently contacted by the family of .Rex Brimicombe MBE
Rex had been a supporter of the club for many years and the family have kindly donated two badges to the group to be displayed within the Coconuts museum sited in the Cambridge United Supporters Club
Colin Proctor who knew Rex for over fifty years gives his memories below
I first met Rex in the Supporters Club around 1967, he was a member of the S/C and lived in Ditton Walk.
When the VPC was formed in 1969 he was one of the original members joining the original of fourteen. I joined in 1970.
Rex served in the RAF for over 38 years and became a WO2 looking after the special functions that took place in his last 10 years of service.
He was with Douglas Barder for many years although not as a pilot. He was also present at a few very dignified functions attended by the Queen Mum.
Rex along with his wife Helga were members of the Joint Service Club in Barnwell Rd and was in charge of running same for many years.
When we went to Wembley for the 1990 play offs against Chesterfield, Rex purchased the football for £500 and it was hung in the Vice Presidents Club for many years.
Every November 11th, Rex would head the march of ex-servicemen parading at the Unknown Soldier in Hills Road
I travelled away watching Cambridge United with Rex for many years until his last two years but he still listened on the radio.
When Rex was unable to watch his club any longer. I would go sit with him and explain how we got on home and away.
Rex passed away on Monday 18th April 2016, aged 89 years