Alan Carman 


Announcement 23 August 2011 - The PWSTS Society with great sadness regrets to inform you that our dear friend Alan Carman has crossed the bar. Maureen wishes for all PWSTS boys to be informed.

Please find below Alanís funeral details. Maureen would love to see any PWSTS Old Boys who are able to make it. No preferences have been made about donations or flowers. Itís up to the individual.

Funeral 12:30 hrs Tuesday 6 September 2011
Hastings Cemetery and Crematorium
The Ridge
East Sussex
TN34 2AE

Nearest train stations

Civil Service Club
Harrow Lane
TN37 7JY


29/06/59 - 30/10/59

Oronsay, Kenya Castle, Scottish Star, South Africa Star, Sugar Exporter, Sugar Carrier.

I had my 16th birthday two days running on my first trip on Oronsay when we crossed the International Date Line. I left the sea in 1962.

I joined the Post Office in 1969 as a Postman at Rye East Sussex. I was made redundant in 1992 when I had reached the dizzy heights of a Counter Manager at Hastings Post Office. Whilst working for the Post Office in 1975 I joined the Royal Naval Reserve as a Postie. I remained until 1992 when the branch was disbanded by the Government. I reached the rank of Postal Petty Officer. Most of our service was spent with the British Forces Post Office in Germany although I did get a posting to Gibraltar and Hong Kong.

I joined Sussex Police in 1993 and became a Police Neighbourhood Support Officer based at Battle Police Station (1066 and all that). This was a civilian post based in the public office. I took early retirement on 31st May 2005.

I married Maureen in 1968 we have two sons.

I remember my time at Dover PWSTS with affection. I believe that I appear in the photos sent in by Roy Cottle. I however cannot recognise myself. I think the photos were taken at the opening of the upper parade ground.