Gerald Bryan, who was the first paid employee of the ACLM, died last month just short of his 97th birthday.
He served in the army in World War II, fighting the Vichy French in Syria where he was shot in both legs – one was amputated.
After retiring from a distinguished career he decided he wanted to work part-time and applied for the new job as secretary general of the ACLM in 1983. ‘He was a great success in the role both by relieving members of much administrative work but also by getting the association into good order. He organised and attended Annual General Meetings held in attractive locations in the Britain and the Channel Isles.'