I think when I
I would like to join the armed forces,
And he said,
I hadn't a clue. I'm thinking which one?
He said 'You've got the navy, the army, the air force.
So he gave you the afternoon off
In this case, it was Birmingham
And I went and.
Yeah, the first officer I came to
So I went in there
Yes young man?
I said, I think I want to join the Navy.
This is the way I talked in back then.
It's a real Brummie type talk
And he said I'd sit down and
he threw this book at me and said,
And I said "What's that?"
So I didn't go to do
an exam, I'm saying to myself, I'm thinking
I just want to know
About the navy.
And I just sort of turn the page
...even, sort of read
I went to look and I said.
No, thank you.
And he goes, I see you wouldn't do
So anyway, I got up and gave him his book
back and said, Look,
I don't like the sea anyway, right?
But eventually I dismissed the army.
I don't know why.
I just automatically
subconsciously dismiss the army,
And it was completely different.
It's much more sort of friendly
and I felt at ease and.
The rest is history. So.
It wasn't until I was 18,
as I worked in industry
as a, as an engineer and also
did electrical installation, but
It was like a knock at inside
in the city
You come home in the dark and the only
daylight, I would see
I was working, especially in winter.
I'm thinking there's
and there's got to be a bigger world
Soldiers and all these people on TV
in and out of bars, marching up and down,
So had this longing and craving, so at 18,
actually joined the air force
And it was just fantastic.
36 years later,
it was just great,
He was so much more than I expected,