Xceptional Visit!

The Museum hosted a special visitor on Saturday 6th April on the occasion of his 94th Birthday. Gerald Lloyd-Williams, a WW2 X-Craft Veteran arrived with six family members in support, to tour the Museum. Gerald’s health is somewhat fragile nowadays and he needs a wheel chair to get around, however, with the assistance of Museum Staff, two Members of the Friends and his family, he visited X24 (obviously!), where he showed excellent recall of his days in these craft
and told a number of stories recalling people and places from his past. The party then went up to the upper level where they spent time at the VC display where, again, Gerald recalled the people celebrated there and recounted tales about them from personal experience. The next port of call was the Jolly Roger display where the family learned about the origins of submarines flying such flags, before finishing with a period of reflection in the Memorial Garden, where the whole family expressed delight at the improvements the Friends have facilitated. The family expressed their gratitude to the Museum and to the Friends for assisting them with their birthday tribute to Gerald.

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