Personal History/Album

 

 

Serving many years at  Base Ohakea , with marriage and family a part of this, I moved through all the squadrons, working on Mustangs, Avengers, Harvards, Austers, Devons, Beavers, Dakotas, and the wooden wonder, the Vampire.
Later with crosstraining to engines and electrics, I flew with the 42 Squadron Queens Flight, and the Army Auster flight on exercises. A short spell at Lauthala Bay, Fiji, improved my tan and swimming. Nothing like falling off a wing with all your spanners around your neck. Moving to the Repair base and Training School for a spell and then back to Ohakea and the Canberras gave me overseas trips to Singapore and Hongkong.
The excitement of motor racing, led me to design and build several vehicles but an accountant wife soon closed that page. My eldest daughter is also an engineer, and my second a specialist geriatric nurse, which might be useful later.
Involment in designing repair schemes and writing manuals, was the incentive to study, and gaining qualification we left the service for a life as a registered  engineer, putting in many years designing whiteware, compressor installations,bridges, cranes, and finally back to Wanganui for a diecasting company as product and die designer.
 Ngaire and I enjoy regular walks, occasional golf together, gardening, but with family spread to Wellington and Perth,WA, travel must be carefully planned. We have two active and talented grandchildren.
I plan to explore the world of fiction writing, and currently paint crests  and badges as a hobby besides trying to force my mechanism to last out to 100.


Here endeth my epistle, and should it be read by those who remember me, please write and say so.




Still enjoying Life

Go to www.wanganuiNZ.com to see all the sights of my  green
city, or visit my page at http://groups.msn.com/Heraldry
 

Snaps from Halton Days

 

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