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With the 1992 reorganisation Ken was promoted to Director and General Manager SWSW and moved to Gloucester.He returned to Manchester for his final appointment as DGM Royal Mail NWNW before retiring finally in 1998.Donald having good French found himself on Salisbury Plain riding on the top of tanks teaching the free Polish Army to drive & shoot.Graduating from Sandhurst as a lieutenant he was posted to Singaport for several years before returning to England and demobilization.A Lancastrian who joined the Post Office after leaving grammar school Ken’s career progressed through postal operations grades and he became Manchester’s youngest ever Assistant Head Postmaster in 1973 (at the age of 34).After two stints as an Operations Controller, in Eastern Postal Region and later with North East Postal Board, split by a spell as Head Postmaster Sheffield Ken returned to Manchester as the District Head Postmaster (one of the UK’s big five offices).He was a terrific entertainer with his tales and his singing of anything from light opera to naughty ditties – but without any rude words. He would tenaciously pursue a correct and just cause with all his guile and energy.“Having a bit tonight” meant “rolly polly” – which was whatever you wanted it to be! In the toughest days Ken was a man to be working for as he never let his team down, nor would he accept a less than satisfactory solution.
At the same time he had to downsize the Group, from four to three Regiments and take manning from 75 officers and 750 soldiers to 55 and around 550 – and improve military skills!
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.
In his early days in the TA Ken was definitely a “Folkestone Fusilier”, spending most of his annual camps there.
He was always the centre of any fun, good times, good humour or prank.