Deryck Howell
John Robertson

Deryck Howell

Deryck Pain Howell

Deryck Howell was born in Cardiff in 1914 and was educated at Clifton College,Bristol. After qualifying as a Pharmacist he joined the family firm of chemists, EG Howell.

At the outbreak of World War II he volunteered as a trooper in the Royal Armoured Corps. After commissioning at Sandhurst he was made Tank Troop leader in North Africa and subsequently Southern Italy.

At the time of Cassino, he joined J service.

2 GHQ Liaison Regiment (B Detachment) (Lt)

When Phantom was disbanded he became Chief Superintendant or Lt Colonel of District of Wolfsberg, Austria. (8.8.1945) (Capt)

On his discharge he returned to Cardiff when he expanded the family business and also expanded his family. He married and had two sons Andrew and Simon.

Deryck still plays an active role in the his sons business which is now known as BCB International Ltd, manufacturers of defence, marine and life saving equipment.

Deryck has three grandchildren, Emily-Jane, Gabriella and Isabella.

This information was added November 2010
died 25.6.2011

Photo and information courtesy of his son Andrew Howell of Cardiff
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