Jimmy originally joined Marconi after serving for 28 years in the Army as part of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (RHF), a time of his life which he was extremely proud of. He rose from a boy/junior soldier entrant to the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major, serving the country on operational tours at locations all over the world.
His last project was to see the completion of the Managed Station Wi-Fi Programme at his beloved Glasgow Station.
Kind permission for a commemorative plaque was granted by Drew Burns, Glasgow Central Station Manager. This is the first commemorative plaque ever to be permitted at Glasgow Central, a real testament to the high regard in which Jimmy was held.
Next time you find yourself at Glasgow station, please pay a visit to Platform 15. There you will be able to read the plaque and remember Jimmy King, who’s vision brought Reliable, Fast and Safe Wi-Fi to all passengers at the 19 Network Rail Managed Stations.