Mr Raymond BOWEN

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Mr Raymond BOWEN - Thornaby Branch

Ray Bowen was also trained at JTR Troon, where he enlisted in 1964. He was posted to 1st Battalion in Colchester , joining the MT, later moving to the Anti-Tank platoon where he remained for most of his service. Ray served in British Honduras, Germany, Canada and in Northern Ireland for seven tours. A keen sportsman, he was a Battalion boxer for several years.

Discharged after 15 years’ service, Ray was a policeman for 22 years in Cleveland and also ran three pubs. Ray Bowen is a regular supporter of Thornaby branch.