Tom Linden Memorial Club
In Memory of our friend Tom
Established in Cork Ireland, this radio club aims to add to the legacy of a great man and good friend to many the late Tom Linden. Through this club, we endeavor to encourage radio enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby in the same spirit of gentlemanship as Tom would have lived. As such, the Tom Linden Memorial Club will enshrine a nature of compassion, respect, and selflessness between its members. We welcome all like-minded individuals to join us in this endeavor.
A Brief Introduction
Father, grandfather and loved by many.
Tom was a retired NCO instructor with the Royal Observer Corps for 12 years specialising in the Effects of Nuclear Weapons and became a member of the Institute of Civil Defence giving him the appellation M.I.C.D. where he remained on as a member between 1987 and 1992.
For four years Tom was a North Yorkshire County Council Community Defence Adviser and helped to provide the country’s first-ever emergency survey of a town to provide an action plan for that community, that town was Harrogate.
He also ran his own survival school in North Yorkshire in the 1980’s as well as a survival club for local kids.
In 2021 Tom was given the diagnosis that he only had a few more months to live.
In celebration of a wonderful man who was very close to many of our hearts, some NRSI members decided to create a new radio club to keep his name and continuous spirit of adventure alive. This club is primary a licenced amateur radio club but also conducts a lot of CB operations. Just prior to his passing, the committee informed Tom that NRSI wanted to establish a new CB radio award in his honor. With tears in his eyes, he was overcome with happiness, as he presented the first years’ award winner with his certificate.
That evening the winner met Tom for the first time and instantly the two gentlemen built up a feeling of friendship.
Going forward the award will be presented to one person per year who is deemed to have strongly promoted (or operated) CB radio.