A family visit to relations in Alberta, Canada, became also an integral part of his mission to overseas countries. The National Council, London, requested Mr. Davies to interview the Prime Minister of Alberta, in respect of his State being prepared to take 3,000 refugees from European camps to work on the land. After four visits for discussion the requests were agreed
and by 1950, the number had increased to YMCA there, honoured him by electing him
5,000. Returning to Swansea the their president.
The next area of visitation included the Headquarters of General Montgomery. This
Benelux Army at Fontainebleau, the visit was highlighted by seeing,
outside the main entrance, a Mobile Canteen which had been presented by the people of Llwchwr. The staff of the Headquarters showed delight and excitement when Mr. Davies pronounced the name of the donating area - a word which they thought had no vowel. The itinerary continued with another visit to Denmark in 1950 to attend a Conference of the World Alliance at Nyborg Stran.
Mr. Davies and the Welsh National Secretary visited America and Canada at the invitation of the American YMCA in 1951 to attend the Centennial Celebrations of the YMCA in the North American States. In addition to the Centennial meetings they devoted four weeks of the period to visiting Association areas suggested to them for the purpose of carrying out research work into some aspects of YMCA activities in America and Canada. The subject suggested by the visitors embraced an examination of the provision of training activities for Youth in Industry.
b) Between 1951 and 1955, Mr. Davies visited the following countries: Greece and Lebanon, to inspect Refugee Camps on behalf of the World Committee. His reports described most sordid conditions. In Baghdad he found an unfortunate state of YMCA work. No one from Britain/Geneva had visited the YMCAs for many years. His report called for immediate action. Mr. Davies made visits in subsequent years to Geneva, Switzerland, the Mainau Conference Centre, Germany, and to Paris, France.
Appointed to the Executive of the World YMCA Committee in 1956, he continued to attend meetings annually until 1966, after which he retired from the Committee at the age of 78.
Mr. Davies was appointed Chairman of the Welsh National Council in 1947 and vacated office in 1966 when he received a reading desk presented by Lord Aberdare, to be put to use in the Board Room at the Headquarters at Park Place. On his retirement as Chairman he was appointed Life Vice President of the Welsh National Council of YMCAs.
In 1959 he had the honour to be invested by Her Majesty the Queen, as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, after twenty years service rendered to the World Committee of YMCAs. At the President's Reception of the Swansea YMCA, 1966, Lord Rupert Nevill, President of the National Council of England, Ireland and Wales, presented him with the Gold Order of the Red Triangle.
After taking part in the Centennial Year Celebrations of the Swansea YMCA in 1968, with twenty-two years as President, he retired in his 81st year, and was the proud recipient of an illuminated address, that meeting being the climax of a remarkable life of world service to the Young Men's Christian Association, commemorated his love of youth and his fellow men. The Swansea YMCA took advantage of the occasion to appoint Mr. Davies as the first Life Patron of their Association.