A JOINT coordinator of the Isle of Wight NHS orthopaedic department, accident and emergency, and intensive treatment unit, Norman 'Adrian' Boyd, has died aged 85.

Mr Boyd was born in Hendon, and died at home on June 8, having been looked after by his wife, Tina Boyd.

He was educated at Marlborough College, trained at Charing Cross Medical School, and qualified as a general and orthopaedic surgeon specialising in accident and emergency, trauma and warfare, and paediatrics.

Adrian joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and worked in military hospitals in Millbank, Woolwich, Tidworth and Birmingham.

He served in the conflicts of Cyprus, Jordan and Belfast within a military surgical team for which he was awarded an OBE.

He was also awarded MS (Military Standard), FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons), Order of St John, and GSM (General Service Medal) clasp for Northern Ireland.

Mr Boyd left the army as Lieutenant Colonel in 1976, and continued his career as an orthopaedic consultant, working on the Island and combined services in hospitals on the mainland, including Great Ormond Street.

In retirement, Mr Boyd spent many years sailing in the UK and Mediterranean and on his boat, Nina.

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