Allen was born at Birmingham, England on August 29, 1924 and he was working as an Auditor at Aston Commercial.
He enlisted at Birmingham on his birthday, August 29, 1942 at the tender age of 18.

Stations served on by Allen varied, #11 ITW, Scarborough; #24 Elementary Flying School at Chester; #48 Air Shool, East London, South Africa; #66 B.N.S., Cape Town; and #45 B & N.S. Oudtshoorn, South Africa where he received his Navigator Wing in January, 1945.
Allen says that he graduated when the need for aircrew was winding down, “too late to be of any use, nothing exciting - just one of the masses!”
He was demobbed at Kirkham, Lancs. in April of 1947.

Post Service Career

Institute of Company Secretaries, Manager - manufacturing company (safety guards). In Canada - Safety equipment business. Owner: Safety equipment supply company.
Married Iris and we had three children who are all married.