ww2dbaseAlan Chanter was born in London in 1947. Enlisting in the British Army in 1967, Alan saw service in Germany and Northern Ireland and visited Berlin and Cyprus. Rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was twice introduced to members of the Royal Family and awarded both the General Service Medal with clasp for Northern Ireland and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Retiring from the Army in 1989, Alan took employment in a factory manufacturing components for machine tools until his job became redundant in 2002.
ww2dbaseAlways interested in History (particularly that relating to the Military), in 2001 Alan began writing short items for a number of History-based Internet Newsgroups. Whilst unemployed this developed into some rather lengthier essays.
ww2dbaseAlan now resides in Lincoln (founded by the Romans) and is married with three adult children. He is currrently employed, part-time, as a driver for a local Taxi company.
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Timeline ContributionsAlan Chanter has also contributed 3,228 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 3 Jun 1947: In exile, King Carol II of Romania married his mistress Magda Lupescu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Â» 29 Jul 1913: The independence of the Principality of Albania was recognized by the Conference of London.
Â» 6 Oct 1928: The United States government signed a contract with Goodyear-Zeppelin for the development of two rigid airships for the US Navy (USS Akron and USS Macon). Intended to operate with the ocean-going fleet and carrying three to four F9C Sparrowhawk aircraft each they would be the fastest airships ever built with a maximum speed of 84 miles per hour.
Â» 8 Feb 1944: The British Royal Navy's Second Escort Group (Captain F. J. Walker CB, DSO and three bars) sank the German submarine U-762.
Â» 24 Sep 1943: Following the untimely death of Sir Kingsley Wood, Sir John Anderson was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom.
Â» 30 Nov 1914: Battleship Sevastopol was commissioned into service.
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