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Retirement of PC Alexander "Tom" Long, RNAS Culdrose, April 1977

NumberHESFM:2016.12895
PlaceRNAS Culdrose Cornwall United Kingdom
KeywordsPolice Emergency Services People Helston RNAS Culdrose
PhotographerUnknown
CopyrightImage Courtesy of Helston Museum

PC Alexander "Tom" Long at his retirement presentation from RNAS Culdrose in April 1977. Mr Long is pictured with seven colleagues and is being presented with a silver tankard and painting by Inspector Patrick J Reynolds. Mr Long retired at the age of 60 and before joining the service had been in the Merchant Navy. In 1939 he was called up to serve with the Royal Navy Reserves on destroyers until being drafted to the Helford River in 1941. He spent the remaining years of the war working with resistance movements for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Press photograph published in the Helston Packet on 29th April 1977.