G1960630 Apprentice Trimble I C
65 – Apr 66
66 – Dec 67
67 – May 70
70 – Jun 74
74 – Apr 75
75 – Jul 76
RAF St Mawgan
76 – Apr 77
77 – Jul 79
79 – Feb 81
81 – Jul 82
82 – Jul 86
86 – Jan 87
87 – Sep 87
87 – Dec 88
89 – Jul 89
89 - Nov 89
RAF High Wycombe
89 – Dec 91
92 – Oct 94
94 – Jun 95
95 – Jun 01
01 – May 02
DPA Abbey Wood
was undecided how to approach this profile as I am aware that a wandering
monologue is not what anyone in his right mind would wish to plough through.
Therefore the list above.
the way I got married to Julie (1970), had two sons David (1972) and Alexander
(1974) and divorced in 1990. From
1990 to 1994 I had the most amazing time. Then
I got married again this time to Jan (1994) and divorced again (1996), no
children! Current status is happily
on my own living in a flat just to the north of Bristol.
However, sons grow up and some sons present their parents with
grandchildren. My first son, who is
a constant disappointment to me, has presented two boys and two girls!
At my age, honestly! My
second son, who stands high in my estimation, is unmarried, still a student
(second uni) but with a job (no cost), drinks like a fish and chases anything in
a skirt, when he's not repairing computer networks.
into dingy sailing in the late 60s then changed to skiing during the 70s and
80s. Discovered yachting,
especially offshore cruising in the late 80s and the skiing started to decline.
I now skipper adventurous sail training exercises on 55ft and 67ft yachts
in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Caribbean and Atlantic; and occasionally, if I
have to, in UK waters.
my Service career I've done most things that one shouldn't and been hauled over
the coals for it on many an occasion. I've
also had the good fortune to have worked at several units whilst in the ranks
and returned to command the people who were my work mates the first time.
Throughout the almost 38 years that I've been trying to decide if I like
the RAF or not I have met and befriended some exceptional people and I'm happy
to say that many are still friends today. I've
also had the chance to complete my education, though those of you who remember
me will not be surprised to find that I'm still working that one. With a bit of luck I will get my BSc(hon) in computing and
information technology at the end of this year.
I should be retiring at the end of this year, however, the RAF seems to think
that as they have transformed me over the years from a photographer to an
integrated logistics support manager they had better hold on to me for a while
longer. Not quite sure how long
yet, but I'll let tomorrow take care of that.