May 20, 2022
In this Blog, among other things, I shall be filling in more details of the lives of both Bill and his crews and the amazing strokes of luck I had during my search for information.
Occasional traces of Bill’s earlier life have come to light. I have often wondered how he and my father first met. They were not at school together. A series of holiday photos taken in 1929 show Bill and my father enjoying a carefree holiday on the SS Orontes somewhere in the Mediterranean. Perhaps it was on this voyage that they met? Bill liked cars and in the late 20's he had a Riley. By the early 30's he was driving a Wolsey on a holiday to Ireland.