• Ray Quant, RAF

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Born in Devon in 1939, the young Ray Quant moved to Borth, Ceredigion, as a young child in 1946. Harbouring an ambition to join the RAF, Ray became a boy entrant in 1954, training as a telegraphist. He was to serve in the RAF for the next four decades, holding the rank of Warrant officer for 15years and was deployed to several countries. Throughout his service in the RAF, Ray was a keen and very active sportsman representing the RAF in boxing tournaments and also as a player and football manager, achieving significant success. Returning to Borth in 1994, Ray continued his sporting interests, becoming very involved in local community developments and local government. He has served as a county councillor for Ceredigion for past 20yrs and is Deputy Leader of the Council. he is also the Chair of the Borth branch of the Royal British Legion. Ray was honoured with an MBE in 2003.

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