jumped on a train in Hull with two other guys
who are still friends to this day,
and still serving in the Air Force.
Erm, that was 22 years ago and jumping
onto that train and the instantly having camaraderie
with complete strangers set the tone
for the rest of my career really, and I loved it.
I loved going into the first barrack room
with 16 other guys, or 15 other guys
and, and getting on straight away
and having a common connection.
The, erm, the basic training, I absolutely loved.
I was a couple of years older than some of the other guys,
or most of the other guys I should say,
and so coming from, spending a few years
in a garage with er, covered in oil
and being cold all the time and erm,
not particularly enjoying it sometimes,
basic training to me was like an adventure holiday.
Well, not holiday but it was hard work
but it was great fun.