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Ken will be sadly missed by many (who admired and respected him), but none more than Liz and their boys to whom our deepest sympathy goes.
Thanks to Doug Swanson (April 2014) After matriculating Donald joined the Post Office in Wimborne, Dorset & when war broke out he joined the Army while his two brothers served their country in the RAF.
The Mo D was indeed fortunate to have had the advice and guidance from this acknowledged expert in postal technology and mechanisation.
He gave freely of his time and expertise to plan the changes needed to bring the Mill Hill Depot into the world of postal automation.
In his early days in the TA Ken was definitely a “Folkestone Fusilier”, spending most of his annual camps there.
He died on 25 May after a long and painful illness, which he bore with courage and his brave good humour.
His tour as Commander consolidated such changes and spread the ethos throughout 1 PC Group).
So, he retired from the TA in November 1993 having thoroughly enjoyed the experience and definitely giving more than he received.
He retired to Highcliffe with his wife Doris of more than 50 years where they enjoyed many happy times together. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with his Army friends & would look forward to his ccouple of weeks each year back in uniform.
Of course it could have been the camaraderie in the mess away from home that had most appeal – Mike Bartlett (Don’s son) Don was ever the best of company at any event and in any circumstance.