Joined Dec 11 2009
72 years old
Joined service in 1963 as Boy Entrant in 49th entry at Cosford. Trained as AWM. Left Cosford in Dec. 1964. Posted to Odiham in ARSF. Lasted about a month there then joined 72 Sqdn. Had first flight in the Wessex in the Jan of '65. Jock Tarwid was the pilot, Taff Chadwick was the crewman. Frightened all sorts out of me. Started a love affair with the Wessex that never faded.
Did a year in Sharjah in 1967 then back to 72. Went on Fitters course in '69 then back to 72. Off to 103 Sqdn in Tengah in 1972. Back onto 41 SqdnPhantoms in '75. Didn't like them at all, noisy smelly things whose wings didn't go round. Finally when 41 folded did short stint on BBMF then out into the IT industry.
Exciting wasn't it.