Second World War Veterans Reunited at Dockyard

Tony Snelling, left, and Sir Albert Griffith
Tony Snelling, left, and Sir Albert Griffith
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TWO Second World War veterans have been reunited, 72 years after they first served together.

Tony Snelling, 92, of Horsham and Sir Albert Griffith, 90, of Southampton both served aboard HMS Wild Goose in 1943.

The two veterans met at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard for the first time since serving together on the Royal Navy sloop.

Sir Albert, who received a knighthood for his work with the GCHQ after the war, was delighted to meet his former shipmate.

He said: ‘It was absolutely wonderful. Overwhelming.’

The Royal British Legion organised the reunion after Sir Albert recognised his old shipmate on a video during a visit to the HMS Hear My Story exhibition.

Mr Snelling was the ship’s writer and Sir Albert was the ship’s telegraphist.