Cape Gata Cyprus, 9 months.
Amman Jordan, 3 months.
Troodos Cyprus, 18 months.
Henlow England, 18 months.
Iburg Germany, 12 months.
Jever Germany, 24 months.
Leuchars Scotland, 18 months.
Muharraq Bahrain, 12 months.
Thorney Island England, 30 months.
During my second stint at Henlow, I married Doreen, also from Southend,
and during our time at Jever Germany our first daughter was born there
and later our second daughter was born at St Andrews Scotland.
demob in December 1969, we emigrated to Perth Australia, most of my
wife's family having emigrated there some years earlier. It took some
time to get a good job, but in the mean time amongst other things
I joined the Australian Army (Reserve) Signals Regiment, for three
years, could not keep out of uniform!!!!
After 4 years in Australia I got an excellent job working in a government
research laboratory as a technical support officer, it was all to
do with mineral exploration and mining. To cut a long story short,
I ended up some twenty-three years later, as a Project Manager in
charge of, Sample Preparation, Vehicles and Field Support, which ironically
included radio communications, this was needed between Perth Laboratory
and Field Vehicles working in remote areas. Though this was an excellent
job I decided age 56 that there was more to life than working, and
so I was lucky enough to be able to take early retirement. This was
nearly eight years ago and I am very pleased to say that it was an
excellent decision, with no regrets.
My wife and I are now living in a Retirement Village, run by the Royal
Australian Air Force, in the northern suburbs of Perth, and we love
it, we have all the amenities one could ask for, plus security and
the friendliness of a village environment.
My hobbies now days are, golf, genealogy, fishing, reading, table
tennis, computer, and generally fraternising with people living within