Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC, the leader of the legendary Dam Busters raid over Germany in World War II, was not only an honorary member of The Glamorganshire Golf Club, but when the news came that he had been awarded the Victoria Cross he celebrated that night in the Clubhouse. Wing Commander Gibson’s association with The Glamorganshire began when the air ace met a young Penarthian, Eve Moore, at a party in Coventry during early December 1939 while he was on three days rest leave at his brothers house.
The following year Gibson and Eve were married at All Saints Church in Penarth. Guy Gibson flew his Blenheim bomber from his airbase in Lincolnshire to RAF St Athan for the wedding. Eve’s parents, Mr and Mrs Ernest Moore, lived in Archer Road, Penarth, and the couple moved in with them while they considered buying a home of their own. Ernest Moore was a keen golfer and a former Captain of the Club and invited his new son-in-law to join The Glamorganshire as an honorary member.