but most of the time I would spend
or hang out in my own circles, so Caribbean people,
go to social gatherings and so forth.
And when I finally joined the RAF,
within probably the first two months
of being in the RAF, I probably learnt more
about British culture and British people
than I'd learnt in the six years living here
prior to joining up.
So like for instance one of the guys
in the bed space next to me during recruitment training,
he was like, I asked him a question,
and his response was "Aye, man."
And at the time when he said it
I was like, I don't know what that meant,
so I ask him the question again,
and his response was no different,
so then my second question,
my third question, sorry, was "Does that mean yes?"
And then he said "Aye, man."
So then I was like, right, because again,
and then I found it was like a Scottish or Geordie thing
and being in Birmingham, living in Birmingham
when I emigrated, they don't use
those kinds of phrases or terminologies,
so the interesting thing or beautiful thing
about the Air Force as well, what I discovered was,
you're meeting people from all parts of the UK
and Commonwealth, so it's quite interesting
because you're learning about different people's background,
and where they come from, their cultures,
so yeah it was nice to learn about those kinds of things.