Alf died on 11 May 2008, aged 80.

Tpr AW Stoney
Tpr AW Stoney

He enlisted on 6 June 1946 into the General Service Corps, transferring to the RAC on 17 July 1946, He joined the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars on 24 June. At the time, the Regiment was stationed in Lingen.

He returned to the UK on 22 February 1948 with the Regiment to their new station at Leicester East Airfield, being discharged to the Reserve on 14 July 1948.

On return to civilian life, he first became a carpenter working in the building trade, predominantly in the Hampstead area.

In the 1960s he joined the Midland Bank as a messenger. He then transferred to the bullion van service as a driver.

He was the victim of three raids, one of which was quite serious, and he was unfortunately shot in his left arm and side. He carried the shotgun pellets for all of his remaining life.

On his return to work, he continued driving and was eventually promoted to head driver.

In 1986 the service ceased and he moved to the cash centre at King’s Cross.

He was a sportsman and played football regularly on Sundays and was a member of the Midland Bank tug-of-war team.

He joined the Regimental Association on 8 October 1999.

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