John Douglas Hill joined up in May 1947, and was posted to RAF Compton Basset to train to be a Wireless Teleprinter Operator. John had to learn how to type in two weeks, and had to be able to type 25 words a minute, with a maximum of two mistakes. The training was difficult, but John loved it. John was interviewed by volunteers at the RAFA Wings Centre, Preston.
We still had German POWs working outside the base