Hugh Vaughan-Thomas, who played one game for Glamorgan during 1933, was the younger brother of the famous BBC radio and TV broadcaster Wynford Vaughan-Thomas.
Educated at Bishop Gore Grammar School and Exeter College, Oxford, he showed good promise as a cricketer, as well as a hockey player. With the Glamorgan selectors blooding local talent, Vaughan Thonas (as he preferred to be known) was included in the team which travelled to Gloucester for the Championship match in 1933. Vaughan made 3 in what proved to be his only innings at first-class level, but he did feature that summer, and again between 1934 and 1938 in Glamorgan’s Club and Ground side.
He subsequently went into teaching in Scotland and served with distinction for the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War, acting as a member of Mountbatten’s staff at Combined Operations and rising to the rank of Brigadier. In particular, he became an expert on the landing of armoured assault craft and was actively involved in the planning of Operation Overlord and the Normandy Landings.
VAUGHAN-THOMAS, Hugh Wyndham
(later known as Vaughan THOMAS)
Born – Swansea, 13th May 1910.
Died – Framfield, Sussex, 20th October 1986.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
First-class – 3 v Gloucestershire at Gloucester, 1933.