in order to learn English and then was sent to work.
His first job was working for an engineering company
and during that time, he must have thought also
of wanting to be, eventually, in the RAF
because he joined the Cadet Force in Yorkshire for the RAF.
During that time, he obviously got to a stage
where he thought about wanting to join the RAF
but because now that the war had started,
he was in the reserved occupation, he wasn't allowed to
because they needed those workers to make ammunitions
and suchlike, which is what he was doing,
to support the war machine.
He, therefore, asked the owner of the factory
if he could move and again, another sweet and sour story,
the owner of the factory,
because Dad was one of his best workers,
if not his best worker, said, if you leave, I'm gonna,
first of all, tear up your work permit
and secondly, have you sent to a concentration camp.
And the curious thing about this story, obviously,
horrific as it was for a, I dunno,
15, 16-year-old boy in a foreign land,
was the owner of the factory was in fact Jewish.
So, a very curious story.