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Pitman, Alfred Charles, (1907-2001), Commander RN

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Alternative name(s):
  • Archie Pitman (Also known as)
Surname: Pitman
Forenames: Alfred Charles
Gender: Male
Date: 1907-2001
History: Alfred "Archie" Pitman was born in Derbyshire and worked for the "Derby Evening Mail" before moving to Leicester to work as an operator of telegraphy for the "Leicester Evening Mail". In 1935, he was appointed commanding officer of the first Leicester branch of the Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve training telegraphists, which later become one of the largest in the country. At the outbreak of war, Pitman was appointed as a Warrant Officer in the RN Reserve and he served throughout the war at home and abroad before transferring to the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1945. He had a subsequent career as General Secretary of the Federation of British Fire Organisations, Chairman of both Beauchamp Parish Council and the Kibworth and Smeeton branch of Harborough Conservative Association.
  • Leicester, Leicestershire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P219469
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1935-2010: papers and photographs relating to his career
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
See Annual Return 2010