Ex Royal Air Force and very lowly civil servant for some time.
blitzkid1939: My wife Jill's brother Asher Mountain who crewed on of the Victor refuellers supporting the Vulcan on its bombing raid from Ascension Island to the Falklands in 1982. He sadly took his own life due to post-combat fatigue with no support whatsoever. Jill still has never got over it.
blitzkid1939: Known as "Briz's Drama Corner", the skid mark across the corner I tried to take Grand-Prix-style on the Palenberg Road in Germany early (2am) one March morning in 1962 driving back from Heerlen in Holland. The result was a complete write-off of my Opel Rekord.
blitzkid1939: Rebecca Salter, the first female President of the Royal Academy, and a friend of my wife, Jill. Jill was a teacher and taught Rebecca at Coningsby Primary School in circa 1962/3 whilst I was at RAF Coningsby. It was whilst she was on her lunch break in the village that I rode up on my old blue RAF bicycle and tried to look a "jack-the-lad" by standing on one pedal and gliding up to her that I literally feel off at her feet.
blitzkid1939: Me, P. Freddie, 2 months after I joined the Royal Air Force as a Boy Entrant at 15 and a half in 1955 on the cliffs above Llantwit Major in south Wales. I was stationed at RAF St Athans for training. Any vets will notice the slashed peak and front-hat prop that we all inserted yet trying to keep within the rules but making our hats as individually-designed as possible.
blitzkid1939 added new images to his gallery Audley End Stately house...my wartime evacuation there
12 New Pictures added to Audley End Stately house...my wartime evacuation there