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Brian Wright
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Condor nickname (supplied by Johnny Lee) - 'Bridget' 
Married to Ursula
Children: Nicholas (Nick) aged 40, Rebecca (Becky) aged 37
Now living in Colchester, Essex
AT CONDOR: 06/01/1950 - 12/52
Left RN: 16/10/1953 (Invalided out following treatment and operations for TB of the kidney)

      "I went straight into Haslar Hospital from HMS DAEDALUS in January 1953, before I could even set foot on HMS INDOMITABLE, thereby missing out on the trip to Malta.

E.N. Mason & Son (manufacturers of plan printers and everything for drawing offices) in their prototype workshop - 09/11/53 to 19/03/54.
Marconi Co., Chelmsford - Drawing Office School then the Transmitter Section - working on ITV transmitters for Crystal Palace.
A.N.Wright & Co., Colchester (Consulting Engineers), working first as a Design Draughtsman and then as Senior Designer on contracts for Ford Motor Co. Rolls Royce Aero & Car divisions. English Electric. Cossor Radar. Ferranti (Edinburgh). AWRE (Aldermaston, Foulness & Orford Ness).
Then employed by Plessey Company (Braxted Park) and various other contract engineers and Marconi Company (Radar Division).

INTERESTING PROJECTS Blue Streak rocket - TSR2 (prototype now parked at Duxford Museum - electronics for the Stand-off bomb (AWRE Orford Ness) - mobile radars for NATO when France opted out - fixed radars (built into mountain tops) for NATO countries - ship-to-shore radio transmitters - plotting the effects of nuclear blasts on various designs of buildings.

Entered Teacher Training College 02/10/72.
Then to Thurstable School, Tiptree 03/09/74, teaching Biology to A-level, Combined Science.
Retired July 1990. Since then, 'lived the life of Riley.' Wonderful!

Gardening; local history; ecology (surveying & writing books); music; reading & theatre.                

      "Being kidnapped by the Salvation Army in Dundee, after drinking too much draught Bass and then going out into the icy weather. I was rescued by those I went ashore with. I spent the evening in the toilets of the Locarno Ballroom, feeling very ill, and was carried back to the bus on a park bench, decorated with poppy wreaths 'borrowed' from a war memorial. I was told about this later, when I had recovered.
      "On another occasion, while I was I/C the Bren gun during the notorious attack on RAF Edzell, I remember watching Nobby Clarke diving to retrieve the gun, having dropped it as we crossed the river South Esk. I had chosen to cross it where the water was running fast - as it would be shallower there - but he took one look and said he would cross where it was still. Before I could remonstrate with him, he stepped off the bank and disappeared.
      "We did retrieve the Bren!
      "Another time, as I didn't know what to do with a whole Gouda cheese I had won at a party in Dundee, I waited until the bus was leaving the outskirts of Dundee, opened the door and lobbed the cheese gently at a courting couple strolling home, calling out 'have a cheese'. I only lobbed it very gently but it hit the young man in the small of the back and felled him to the ground.
      "He probably still tells the tale of how he was attacked by a cheese!"