Was at sea for 21 years in Merchant Navy. First as an engine room rating in 1965, finishing as Chief Radio Electronics Officer in 1986. Fair bit of Nautical College time thrown into that. (The 'Chief' part is a bit of a joke, as I was a one man show, so didn't have any Indians. :rofl:)
Been everywhere, seen everything, done everything and ate most things. :pint::rofl:
When I was demoted to a land lubber ... ▼

► Climbed poles for BT.
► Fixed Army radio equipment at MOD Donnington.
► Climbed walls and other things for GCHQ.
► Climbed my way through concentrated teenage angst as a part time IT support staff in a Community College. Retirement job ... got very busy though. Rubbish money, but had Civil Service pension so it was a beer money and keeping my hand in sort of thing. You been at sea for over 20 years you can handle teenagers, even though they wouldn't let me take my .50 calibre machine gun to work.

Web page takes a minute or so to load. It's pretty old …. :eek:

Radio Amateur, callsign G4MYD.

Big fan of the Open University, who over the course of 13 years went out of their way to accommodate me when I was at sea, and when I was doing a shore job that involved working weird hours watches. It proved to be well worth it.
B.A. 1996 B. Sc Honours First Class 1999, all paid for by HMG. (They got their money's worth believe me.)

Keep thinking I'm on the end game and then get pulled out of those thoughts by the NHS. I tip my hat to them .... (or I would if I had a hat, well, I do have a bacofoil hat, but if I wear that to the hospital, men in white coats might take me away.) :)
Dec 19, 1946 (Age: 76)


"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
Usually attributed to Corporal Hicks, but Ripley said it first.


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