Well, I had some good news this morning. I had a text message asking me to contact the firearms department (all working from home) to discuss my renewal application. I phoned this morning and spoke to a really nice FEO. The only thing he wasn't sure about was why I requested 'another' .308 moderator, when I already had one. But then he could see that I was using it for my .243, and I also explained that the 308 rifle I want to purchase, comes as a package, including a moderator. He also said that the permission letter I obtained to go stalking, was okay. He said that he is now finalising everything ready for the Chief Constable's signature, and because of the 'lockdown', I won't be getting a visit (so the HobNob biscuits are now mine!)
My certificate expires May 20th, and my renewal (coterminous) application was send it at the end of February. Excellent service again by S.Wales police, especially now with all the upheaval etc due to the lockdown.