Douglas Dawson 1922 – 2019 My friendship with Douglas Dawson began nearly 70 years ago when in 1952 he came to speak at our newly-formed Fellowship of Youth group at Zion, Trowbridge. Philip Grist, Abingdon Doug’s life began in East London. There were six children in the family connected with the chapel in Hainalt Road, Leyton. Doug left school at 14 and in 1941 he volunteered for the RAF reserves. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.