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Glyndwr Young BA (Bristol) MC.  (RGS 1948 - 52)

Glyndwr Young had a distinguished career and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the war.

The following notes are taken from the Obituary (see original here) compiled by members of the 'RGS Old Boys 49-ers'.
With grateful acknowledgement to Bernard Bowler, who mastered his basic signals skills in the CCF Signals platoon from Captain Young, for his research; also to Rennie Vickers, who remembers him as a kindly teacher, and Roger File who attended the Colchester CCF Camps and recalled the lively escapades by Officers and Cadets alike. (RHW)

Mr Glyndwr Young was a master at High Wycombe RGS 1948-52 teaching French and German. Glyn died peacefully with friends at his bedside on 7th March 2013, aged 92. A Memorial Gathering in Glyndwr's honour was held at Bay House School on the 13th April 2013.

Glyndwr is remembered by former RGS pupils as a very pleasant and kindly teacher, who passed on his enthusiasm for Rugby Football on the playing field. He also served in the RGS Combined Cadet Force as Captain, Royal Signals, also taking cadets to summer camps in Colchester. The Camps are remembered by Old Boys as most enjoyable, where not only was the serious business of parades and drills performed, but additionally, activities were much enlivened by out-of-hours revelry.

Glyndwr Young left the RGS in 1952 and subsequently taught at Dauntsey's School, West Lavington, Wiltshire (1952-1959) and was Head at Hardley County Secondary Modern School, Hampshire (1959 - 1969). He moved from Hardley in 1969 to Gosport Grammar School and presided over the 1972 amalgamation with Privett Secondary Modern to become Bay House Comprehensive.

During WW2 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals (Service Number 281371), see Supplement to the London Gazette 21st September 1943.

While as acting Captain, in the 62nd Indian Infantry Brigade- Section Royal Signals, he was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy in Burma during the period 16th May to 15th August 1945.

A scan of the Citation is shown below.



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