personnel .In the whole of his service in L.S.T.s he sailed a staggering 63272
That is where this brief history should finish, but it is worth noting that the
connection with Cardiff had one final and very rewarding twist. For when he was
eventually to sit for his Masters’ Certificate in December of that year, Alan met
up with a young lady at Cardiff Technical College who was attending a
Government sponsored secretarial course (for people whose studies had been
interrupted by war). Sheila had been a Wren during her service time, trained as
a ship-wright and did much of the hands-on heavy engineering work involved in
converting Thames barges to landing craft- including welding and painting -
would you believe! But that is another story. They married in March 1947,had
two fine children -Penny and Douglas and, as far as I know, have lived happily
General Service Medal 1939 /46 Burma Star
Africa Star Victory Medal with Oak Leaf (mentioned in
Atlantic Star Reserve Decoration
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