was finishing in 1982,
a group of friends and I were heading along
the main streets in Grimsby
and it always been my intention at that point
to join the police.
And I decided that I'd pop into
the careers information office
and just ask them what it was that the RAF Police did.
And no sooner was I through the door
then I was upstairs undertaking the various tests
they like you to do to see whether
or not I had the aptitude.
And the subsequent interview,
it came about that actually perhaps
I wouldn't enjoy the work of a policeman.
That perhaps I should consider something else.
And we got round to the fact that one of the things
I was doing at school was geography.
And that perhaps air cartography,
or making charts, aeronautical charts,
might be something I'd be more interested in.
So, that's how I ended up in the Air Force,
by accident really.