The Tower of London Prisoner Book (Hardback)
A Complete Chronology of Persons Known to Have Been Detained at Their Majesties' Pleasure 110-1941
This intriguing digest is the work of former Yeoman Warder, Brian A Harrison, who served at the Tower of London for more than twenty-one years. Before his retirement in 1998, the author served as honorary archivist for the Tower and was responsible for producing a number of locally manufactured lists for distribution to those members of the staff who needed them to counter the many questions raised by tourists. The most recent listing of prisoners was produced in 1991; but this latest compilation contains numerous personalities of whom none but the author was aware. Some small measure of this final edition is that, when work began in 1978, the only available list of prisoners gave mention of 1,826 cases; with publication of this volume the figure has been increased to more than 8,000.
Brian Allen first went to sea as a naval aviation officer cadet aboard HMS Indefatigable in 1952 , bound for Gibraltar. In 1954 he was appointed to Lossiemouth for fighter training and flew the Vampire T22. In December 1955 Brian joined 737 Squadron where he was attached to the Anti-Submarine Training Course flying the Fairey Barracuda. On completion he was destined to fly the then new Fairey Gannet twin turbo prop anti-submarine aircraft. July 1955, and now with 825 Squadron, saw his introduction of the new aircraft, a very different machine to the Barracuda. The Squadron joined HMS Albion on…By Brian Allen
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