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PETER N. JONES, LORD OF HOLDINGHAM
Our Jones Family Tree

DESCENDANTS OF HUGH ap JOHN  (alias y gof)
 

Generation 1.

HUGH ap JOHN  (alias y gof) bur. 3 Feb. 1694.

Most Welsh families had stopped using the 'ap' suffix which means 'son of' in their names by this time, although it appears as if there were pockets of resistance where the 'ap' tradition still carried on.  In time 'ap John' (son of John and its derivatives)transformed into Jones and the fact that he was (alias y gof), meaning 'also known as the Blacksmith' is a fair indication that Hugh ap John was an early ancestor, the earliest that could be found in Llangefni, the county town of Anglesey and before record keeping became more thorough, this thanks in part to the incumbent Priest in charge of the area who kept accurate parish records.  There were other blacksmiths in the area, but none were called Jones which is a good indication that Hugh ap John (alias y gof) is my direct ancestor.

 

 




Generation 2.

WILLIAM JONES, Blacksmith, of 'Tyn Refail' (house of the Blacksmith) in the hamlet of Brynrefail (hill of the Blacksmith) Isle of Anglesey, Wales bur. 22 Feb. 1775 St. Michaels Church in the parish of Penrhosllugwy - m. Elizabeth ?
 

Generation 3.

Child of WILLIAM JONES and ELIZABETH ?

WILLIAM JONES, Blacksmith of 'Tyn Refail' in the hamlet of Brynrefail in the parish of Penrhosllugwy, Isle of Anglesey,
Wales bap. 24 Jan. 1729 m. CATHERINE THOMAS 1762.
 
 
Generation 4.
 
WILLIAM JONES, Blacksmith m. ANNE JONES 13 Dec. 1808.  Later they moved to a farm in Penrhosllugwy where they seemed to flourish according to the records.
 
 
Generation 5.
 
Child of WILLIAM JONES AND MARGARET JONES.

OWEN JONES illegitimate son of WILLIAM JONES and MARGARET JONES b. 1808, bap. 24 Feb. 1809 St. Michaels Church in the parish of Penrhosllugwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
  Quarryman d. 16 Jul. 1881 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales m. 1? m. 2 LAURA THOMAS 25 Dec. 1849 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales b. circa 1813 Llandegai, Caernarfonshire, Wales d. 17 Dec. 1866 Llandeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
Children of WILLIAM JONES and ANNE JONES
 
MARGARET JONES bap. 1811
 
GRACE JONES.
 
 
Generation 6.
 
Children of OWEN JONES
 
FRANCIS JONES b. circa 1843 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
 WILLIAM JONES b. circa 1846 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
  Children of OWEN JONES and LAURA THOMAS
 
 JANE JONES b. circa 1850 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
  RICHARD JONES b. 7 Feb. 1854 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales Slate Labourer bur. 24 Jul. 1923 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales m. 1 CATHARIN ? b. circa 1851 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales m. 2 JANE JENKINS 8 Dec. 1885 b. 27 Mar. 1863 Ty Ucha yr Bont Glyndyfrdwy, Merionethshire, Wales daughter of David Jenkins, Waggoner and Jane Jenkins (nee Roberts).
 
ELIZA JONES b. circa 1863 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
 
Generation 7.
 
Children of RICHARD JONES and CATHARIN ?
 
ROBERT O. JONES b. circa 1877 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
FRANCIS JONES b. circa 1878 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
LAURA JONES b. circa 1880 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
 
Children of RICHARD JONES and JANE JENKINS
 
JOHN JONES b. 1882 Bala, Merionethshire, Wales.
 
EVAN DAVID JONES b. 14 Jan. 1885 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales d. 5 Nov. 1917 Royal Naval Lunatic Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk m. MARY WILLIAMS daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS Gen. Lab. and MARY WILLIAMS nee THOMAS 23 Aug. 1907 Liverpool, Lancashire b. 30 Jul. 1886 14 Swine Market, Denbigh, Denbishshire, Wales. d. circa 1927/8.
Her mother, Mary b. 1856 d. 10 Apr. 1889 Infirmary, Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
 
 
THOMAS JONES b. circa 1887 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales.
 
RICHARD JONES b. circa 1889 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festniog, Merioneth,
 Wales.
 
HENRY JONES b. circa 1890 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales.
 
WILLIAM JONES b. circa 1892 Denbigh, Denbighshire? Wales.
 
CATHERINE JONES b. circa 1896 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
 
MARGARET E. JONES b. circa 1897 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
 
OWEN JONES b. 1900-1901 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
 
 
Generation 8.
 
Children of EVAN DAVID JONES and MARY WILLIAMS
 
RICHARD WILLIAM PARRY JONES b. 1 Oct. 1908, Bootle, Lancashire Car Salesman and Store Keeper.
 
ARTHUR HENRY JONES b. 14 Oct. 1909 Bootle, Lancashire. Tanner and Factory Worker.
 
ERIC DAVID JONES b. 17 Sep. 1910 Bootle, Lancashire. Engineering Instructor d. 3 Jan. 1987 Rhyl, Denbighshire m. DORIS METCALF 20 July, 1940 Liverpool, Lancashire b. 18 Aug. 1914 Liverpool, Lancashire.
 
THOMAS JOHN JONES b. 29 Sep. 1912 Bootle, Lancashire, Chef d. 20 Feb. 1988 Cuckfield, Sussex m. MILLICENT MAY WEST 4 Oct. 1939 Eastbourne, Sussex b. 23 Sep. 1910 Brighton, Sussex d. 22 Dec. 1978 Patcham, Sussex.
 
EVAN OWEN JONES b. 12 June, 1914 Bootle, Lancashire. Caterer.
 
 
MARY JONES nee WILLIAMS m.2  GEORGE HOLMES, Widower, Hairdresser/Barber (working from home at 58 Douberry Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool) later Ship's Steward, 19 Feb. 1920 Bootle, Lancashire b. circa 1880 m.1 ALICE ? circa 1907 b. circa 1889 Blaenau Ffestiniog.
 
Child of MARY HOLMES and GEORGE HOLMES.
 
KENNETH JAMES HOLMES.
 
 
Generation 9.
 
Children of THOMAS JOHN JONES and MILLICENT MAY WEST
 
PETER NORMAN JONES b. 16 Nov. 1940 Brighton, Sussex m. MARGARET MARY JUNOR 13 Apr. 1968 Clayton, Victoria, Australia b. 3 Mar. 1942 Thornbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
 
MARGARET ANNE JONES b. 2 Jul. 1944 Brighton, Sussex m. NORMAN MORLEY, Patcham, Sussex.
 
TREVOR JOHN JONES b. 18 Mar. 1950 Brighton, Sussex m. DOREEN JOAN FORDHAM 27 Oct. 1973 Patcham, Sussex b. 30 Oct. 1946.
 
 
Generation 10.
 
Child of PETER NORMAN JONES and MARGARET MARY JUNOR
 
GLEN PETER JONES b. 14 Jul. 1971 Werribee, Victoria, Australia m. TRUDI MARIE LAWFORD 25 Jan. 1997 Casterton, Victoria, Australia b. 25 Oct. 1976 Casterton, Victoria, Australia.
 
 
Generation 11.
 
Children of GLEN PETER JONES and TRUDI MARIE LAWFORD
 
BRANDON ALAN JONES b. 18 Jun. 2000 Millicent, South Australia, Australia.
 
MASON ALEXANDER JONES b. 29 Jul. 2008 Millicent, South Australia, Australia.
 
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EVAN DAVID JONES.
 
Evan David Jones the second son of Richard Jones and Jane Jenkins was born in Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Cymru/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales on the 14th January, 1885.
After a short time as an Errand Boy, Evan commenced Boy Service in the Royal Navy on the 30th May, 1900.  This was followed by signing up for a further period of 12 years on 14th January, 1903.
 
The Ships and Shore Establishments that Evan served on were:
 
HMS CALEDONIA    Boys Training, Queensferry
                               30th May, 1900 to 9th May, 1901
 
HMS IMPREGNABLE   Boys Training Queensferry
                                10th May, 1901 to 21st Jun. 1901
 
HMS CALEDONIA    Boys Training Queensferry
                                 22nd Jun. 1901 to 6th Nov. 1901
 
HMS AGINCOURT    Boys Depot Portland
                                 7th Nov. 1901 to 2nd Dec. 1901
 
HMS CAMPERDOWN    Battleship
                                  3rd Dec. 1901 to 25th Mar. 1902
 
HMS VENGEANS            Battleship
                                  26th Mar. 1902 to 4th Dec. 1904
 
HMS EXCELLENT           Gun Trials Portsmouth
                                  5th Dec. 1904 to 20th May, 1905
 
HMS VICTORY I            Portsmouth
                                  21st May, 1905 to 11 Jul. 1905
 
HMS HINDUSTAN          Battleship
                                  12th Jul. 1905 to 1st Feb. 1907
 
HMS VICTORY I      2nd Feb. 1907 to 23rd Feb. 1907
 
 
RATINGS HELD:      Boy Second Class  30th May, 1900
 
                                  Boy First Class       21st Mar. 1901
 
                                  Ordinary Seaman  14th Jan. 1903
 
                                  Able Bodied Seaman 1st Oct. 1903
 
 
SUB RATINGS:        Torpedomans Mate   1st Oct. 1903
 
                                  Acting Seaman Gunner
                                                                  14th Nov. 1904
 
                                  Seaman Gunner    10th May, 1905
 
GOOD CONDUCT BADGE GRANTED:    13th Jan. 1906
 
 
On the 23rd of February, 1907 Evan purchased himself out of the Royal Navy for the sum of Six Pounds.  This was agreed on condition that he entered the Royal Fleet Reserve which he did on 24th February, 1907 and served until 13th January, 1915.
 
 
The Royal Fleet Reserve carried out regular periods of training whilst members continued their normal civilian occupation until called out to cover any emergency.  Evan became a Dock Gateman on the Liverpool Docks on the River Mersey being employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. 
Contrary to many peoples beliefs that a dock gateman was basically a security guard checking the workers in and out of the dock yards, etc. it was in fact a skilled job controlling the lock gates allowing ships in and out of the docks during the ebb and flow of the tides whilst balancing the water flows and water levels.  It was one of the most important jobs on the docks.
 
 
18 Nov. 1809 Dock Gateman 4th or Probationary Class.
 
    18 Nov. 1910 Promoted to the 3rd Class.
 
     8 June 1911 Allowed 1/- per week extra service    
while acting as Morse and Semaphore Signalman.
   
    18 Nov. 1912 Promoted to the 2nd Class.
 
    18 Nov. 1914 Promoted to the 1st Class.
 
 
On the 13th of July, 1914 Evan was mobilised for War Service and his record of service continued as follows:
 
* HMS LEVIATHAN    Cruiser    
                                    13th Jul. 1914 to 31st Dec. 1915
 
HMS VICTORY I      1st Jan. 1916 to 29th Sep. 1917 
 
 
*HMS Leviathan was recommissioned for Test Mobilisation in July, 1914 and joined the 6th Cruiser Squadron immediately on the outbreak of the First World War.  She joined the 5th Cruiser Squadron in December, 1914 until January, 1915 when she reverted to the 6th Cruiser Squadron Flagship.  HMS Leviathan joined the North America and West Indies Squadron from October, 1915.
 
 
EXTRACTS FROM TWO OF THE DIARIES OF A NAVAL SAILOR WHO SERVED ON HMS LEVIATHAN DURING WWI WITH MY GRANDFATHER EVAN DAVID JONES.
 
The ship, after preparation, proceeded to Queenstown, Ireland on August 1st 1914 and from there westwards into the Atlantic Ocean.  On August 5th war was declared against Germany.  On August 13th arrived at the Azores and called into Flores the main island of the group and then Fayal Island.   Then proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope via St. Vincent and St. Helena then on towards the Cape de Verde Islands.  Went on to St. Vincent, arrived off Ascessention Island then St. Helena.  On Sept. 11th were in the vacinity of the Canary Islands and then proceeded to Gibraltar and sighted the Rock of Gibraltar.  Proceeding to Southampton on Oct. 28th made preparations to return home.  On Oct. 29th proceeded on 6 days leave, left Queenstown for home.  On Nov. 27th proceeded to Scarpa Flow in the Orkney Islands, passed the Island of St. Kilda the most Westerly of the Hebrides Group then on to Cromarty on the Black Isle then sailed over time back and forth along North Sea.  On Mar. 5th were off the coast of Norway and on Mar. 11th had two torpedoes fired at ship by German submarine which was later sunk.  Mar. 12th set sail to Bermuda via Fayal, in the Azures and arrived at Fayal.  Arrived at Ireland Island, Bermuda April 12th bound for Chesapeake Bay, North America arriving in New York.  April 24th returned to Bermuda.  Sailed on May 5th to Kingston, Jamaica then on to Peurto Rico, St.
Christopher Island and St. Kitts in the West Indies.  Back in Bermuda on May 30th bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada calling at Chesapeake Bay and New York on the way.  June 4th arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia and were inspected by HRH Duke of Connaught, Governor of Canada who stayed aboard for a day or two.  July 14th proceeded to sea on route for St. Johns, Newfoundland.
 
 
On the 27th June, 1916 Evan was admitted to the Royal Naval Lunatic Hospital in Yarmouth, Norfolk from the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Alverstoke a village now within the boundaries of Gosport, Hampshire where he died on 5th November, 1917.
 
The medal entitlement of my grandfather Able Seaman Evan David Jones was:
 
1914 Star
Victory Medal
War Medal
 
and it is recorded that these medals were issued to my grandmother.
 
His official date of discharge from the Royal Navy is recorded as 29th September, 1917.
 
His character is recorded as being "Very Good Throughout".
 
ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL HASLAR.
 
In 1745 when the Admiralty was urgently looking for a site for their new Hospital the Gosport Peninsular on the Solent in Hampshire seemed an ideal place.  The Architect, Theodore Jacobsen, was commissioned to build a strong, durable and plain building.  Built between 1746 and 1761 it is a large red brick building with Portland stone dressings and at 567 feet in length it was the biggest Hospital and the largest brick building in Europe when it was built.
 
The Royal Hospital Haslar has been providing medical care for the sick and injured of the Royal Navy for more than 250 years although these days civilian patients are treated there too.
 
THE GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY, NORFOLK, ENGLAND.
 
For many years Great Yarmouth was a Naval Base containing a Royal Naval Hospital and there are three (3) Naval plots in the burial ground which contain war graves of both World Wars, as well as other Naval graves dates from 1906 onwards.
 
 
 
 
                                 
 
                                  
 




 

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HMS 'LEVIATHAN'.

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Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

THE BOOTLE WAR MEMORIAL.
 
The County Borough of Bootle, Lancashire War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday, 15th October, 1922.
Cut into the stone plinth at the foot of the Memorial is the following inscription:
 
"In grateful memory of over a thousand men from Bootle who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.  1914-1919".
 
On the memorial there are twelve bronze tablets recording the names of 1007 Bootle men who gave their lives for their country in the Great War including E.D. Jones, R.N.
 

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Courtesy of The Imperial War Museum.

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Back Row: L to R: Arthur, Richard, Eric.  Front Row:  Thomas, Mary, Evan.                           

 

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Mary Jones (nee Williams) with her two youngest sons Thomas John Jones and Evan Owen Jones!

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THOMAS JOHN JONES.
 
 
My father Thomas John Jones, the 4th son of Evan David Jones and Mary Williams was born on 29th September, 1912 in the family home at 175 Gloucester Road, Bootle, Lancashire. 
His father was employed as a Dock Gateman on the Mersey River whilst also serving as a member of the Royal Fleet Reserve.
After leaving school and at the age of 16 he left home, never returning to Bootle or indeed the County of Lancashire.
The next we know of his whereabouts he had moved south to the coastal town of Eastbourne in East Sussex and was living at 101 Tideswell Road whilst employed as a Porter.
My parents were married at All Saints Parish Church in Eastbourne on 4th October, 1939.
On 16th March, 1940 my father enlisted in the Royal Air Force and by the following November when I was born my mother had left Eastbourne returning to her home town of Brighton and living at 136A Springfield Road.
Some of the Royal Air Force Bases my father Thomas John Jones served on include:
 
No 1 RO                        RAF Uxbridge, Middlesex .
 
School of Cookery    RAF Halton,  Aylesbury,  
                                                                Buckinghamshire.
 
                                       RAF Benson, South Oxfordshire .
 
                                       RAF  Bircham Newton, West Norfolk.
 
                                       RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk.
 
                                       RAF Gosport, Hampshire.
 
                                       RAF Langham, Norfolk.
 
                                      Thorney Island, Hampshire
                                      (due to boundary changes in                     
                                       the 1970s is now in West Sussex).
                                                  
                                                                                           
                                       
                                                                                                                                              
 
Overseas Service:    Canada.
                                       India. 
 
GOOD CONDUCT BADGE GRANTED 17TH JUNE, 1943.
 
My father was released on 10th May, 1946 and was transferred to the Reserve.
On 29th September, 1957 my father was discharged on attaining 45 years of age.
 
The medal entitlement of my father, Sergeant Thomas John Jones was:
 
The Defence Medal.
 
         The War Medal 1939/45.
   
and these were issued to him in 1983.

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My father Thomas John Jones circa 1942.

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Thomas Jones on the left in India.

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Thomas Jones on left in India.

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Thomas Jones 5th from left standing in India.

After the completion of his service in the Royal Air Force my father returned to Brighton where in 1950 he joined the staff of Forfars Bakers owned by the Cutress family.  He became the Head Chef of the Outside Catering Department working at a variety of venues including the Great kitchen of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton which has hardly changed over the years with its tall columns with their copper leaves at the top giving the appearance of palm trees adding to the oriental theme designed for Prince George who later became King George IV.  My father retired in 1977 after 27 years service.

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The theme chosen for the annual Brighton Festival held in May was 'India' and the Forfars Outside Catering Department served the above Indian Banquet for the International Wine and Food Festival which was held in the Banqueting Room of the Royal Pavilion.
During the Festival Forfars also served a Champagne Supper for the Right Honourable the Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC who had been the last Viceroy of India.

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 Presentation Evening.
 
A special dinner was held at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton when during the evening a Certificate from the International Wine and Food Society was presented to Forfars, the Chef of the Eaton Restaurant and my father, Thomas Jones, Chef of the Outside Catering Department.
 
 
 

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The Royal Pavilion.

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The Pump House.
 
This Forfars Restaurant in Market Street, Brighton was opened on March 9th, 1955.  It is one of Brighton's oldest buildings. 
Behind the pine panelling are the ancient walls of flint and wattle and the foundations still show signs of the disastrous fire that nearly destroyed the original buildings in the 1514 French invasion of the small fishing village of Brighthelmston ransacking the fishermens' cottages, fishing lines and nets as they went.

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My Father's Retirement Party.
 
The Retirement Party was held at Forfars Eaton Restaurant in October, 1977 for my father and another long serving staff member.  My father is standing 7th from left.  My mother sitting 2nd from left.
 
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PETER NORMAN JONES.
 
The eldest child of Thomas and Millicent Jones (nee West) I was born in Brighton, Sussex on 16th November, 1940 and attended the Finsbury Road Primary School before the family moved to Patcham which had been a village 3 miles north and situated on the edge of the South Downs.  It is now engulfed by an ever growing Brighton.
My education continued at the Patcham Primary and Secondary Schools.  In 1953 I started lessons on the cornet in the Patcham Youth Brass Band which a few years later moved to Brighton becoming the Brighton Silver Band, I had by then changed to the trombone. 
Meanwhile in 1956, having left school I became a Junior Furniture Salesman at Johnson Bros. later moving to Plummer Roddis, both being in Western Road, Brighton.
Whilst working at Plummer Roddis, on the 11th May, 1959 I enlisted in the Royal Engineers Territorial Army Band thus becoming the third generation to have served in H.M. Armed Forces during the reign of all the crowned monarchs from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Brighton Silver Band conducted by Norman Wragg.
I am fourth trombone from the right rear.

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In The Royal Engineers, Territorial Army Band Uniform.

On 22nd June, 1961 I enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a musician.
 

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The Royal Air Force Bases I served on were:
 
No. 7 School of
Recruit Training          RAF Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
 
The School of
Music                             RAF Uxbridge, Middlesex.
 
The Band of the
Royal Air Force
Regiment                      RAF Catterick, Yorkshire.
 
No. 5 Regional
Band                              RAF Locking, Somerset.
 
 

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RAF School of Music Uxbridge 'Remembrance Day', 1961.

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Band of the RAF Regiment, RAF Catterick Parade Ground.

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Band of the RAF Regiment performing at School Concert at Richmond County Secondary School Yorkshire.

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Band of the RAF Regiment, Director of Music Flying Officer Eric Banks LRAM ARCM LGSM outside Officers' Mess, RAF Catterick.

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Band of the RAF Regiment, Director of Music Flying Officer Eric Banks LRAM ARCM LGSM which was participating at the Bath Military Tattoo in Somerset.

Prior to my service in the Royal Air Force Music Services expiring I had decided not to accept an offer to join the Brighouse and Rastrick Band which is one of Britain's leading brass bands but instead I decided to migrate to Australia as a member of the Central Band of the Royal Australian Air Force which was considered by many to be the finest Military Band in Australia at that time.
 
I enlisted at Australia House in London in June, 1966.
 
CONTINUED ON JONES FAMILY TREE PART 2.