Seeking Michael Reid
From Rozamund Waring, NSW, Australia, April 2011
I am trying to find Michael Reed (Reid) whom I knew in my youth. I have little to go on except that he was training in radio/radar technology in 1954-55. He spent a lot of time in the Essex area, sometimes with young army officers. On one occasion on a weekend visit to friends in Chelmsford we visited Marlow(?) to see the Marconi Radar station. (Her diary of the time says â€œ…went to Marlow AND the Marconi Radar station.â€ She thinks the radar station would have to have been at a reasonable distance from the Chelmsford area. Ed.) He would now be in his late 70s. He was amusing, witty and clever and frequently would say â€œThe Count and I were laughingâ€. He was active in musicals etc. The family home at the time was in Northumberland.
I thought because he was in a related field to Marconi technology there might be a chance that one of your â€˜Geezersâ€™ may have known him even if he worked for a different organization. Sadly there are quite a few Michael Reids throughout England which isnâ€™t helping. I know this is a long shot but I would be indebted if you could ask if any of the members of the Society has knowledge of or may recall him.
I would be most grateful for any help or suggestions you may offer. Some companies have staff records going way back but how to find them? I wish the Society and its hearty members the very best from Down Under.