Neil Langford left the NCP during the war to join the Union Castle line and was soon involved in Operation Torch carrying troops on “Llangibby Castle” to land in North Africa. Later he transferred to “Durban Castle” where he joined his friend John Lester . This ship was part of Operation Anvil” – the landings in the south of France in August, 1944.
After the war he continued in the MN until he decided to come ashore and join his family’s business where he worked until his retirement.
In 2001 he unveiled the OP memorial plaque at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.