Born in the east end of London in December 1943, parents moved to Harold Park in rural Essex in 1947. I went to primary school in Brentwood, and started secondary school in Romford. We moved to Westcliff on Sea in 1957. I joined the Royal Air Force in 1959. After 18 months training in Wales, I was posted to N. Ireland. Been here roughly ever since. Married with 2 sons. Now retired.