Captain Alan Tate 1925-2012; Obituary
CAPTAIN Alan Tate was a war hero who played a key role in the development of the County Durham new towns Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee.
Mr Tate was born on February 25, 1925, in Sunderland, the only son of a shipyard worker, Samuel Tate, and an under-housemaid, Janet. He was educated at Bede Grammar School and then joined the Royal Marines in 1942.
A few days after the Normandy landings he joined 45 Commando as one of the replacements for the heavy casualties which the Royal Marines had suffered since D-Day.
He took part in the advance through France and Holland and later served in the Far East, returning by fast liner in 1946 in time to catch the first day …
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Publication information: Article title: Captain Alan Tate 1925-2012; Obituary. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: December 20, 2012. Page number: 22. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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