I was able to acquire
some of the cultural values in Britain,
because I came at not exactly formative years,
because the formative years perhaps would be a bit earlier,
11, 12, 13.
But at 17 and a half, 17 and three-quarters,
I was still developing as an individual.
And those nine years in the Royal Air Force,
I believe, laid the foundation
for my subsequent progression,
both socially and professionally.