London 1953 – 1955

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Near Dad’s office on Grosvenor Square in London, 1953

“The people converged on the car so that it almost came to a stop, and I looked right in the Duke’s eye. He is not as handsome as in photographs but the Queen is much prettier  than in pictures…”  (November 29, 1953)


In 1953 Commander Witzel was sent to London as senior supply corps officer for the Mediterranean (and North African) Fleet. By then, he and Virgilia had a second daughter (me).  They made Putney, a suburb of London, our home base for multiple vacations and expeditions all over England and the Continent.