Many of the wartime camouflage officers have long passed away:
Jasper Maskelyne (1903-1973)
Bainbridge Copnall (1903-1973)
Brian Robb (1913-1979)
Roland Penrose (1900-1984)
Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988)
Peter Proud (1913-1989)
Robert Medley (1905-1994)
James Gardner (1907-1995)
Steven Sykes (1914-1999)
In 2005, I double-checked my list. Could there be a survivor somewhere?
The prospect looked hopeless. Even if someone were still alive, they might not be able to communicate due to physical frailty or memory impairment.
I had one more name: artist, John Codner, born 1913.
And I discovered he was alive.
For a pdf transcript of this interview, click on the photo opposite.