he joined the REME in 1958Work anywhere though couldn't he, I was trained as a VM in REME, have worked as a mechanic, pump fitter, welder,inspector, and driver. all over the world....better value than paying 9k a year for a useless degree.....or what?
like you say never been out of work, and said he learnt a lot of useful things in his 2 years National Service
His old Sergeant, an ex WW2 chap taught him a few useful skills that he passed on to me
Dad said he was the sort of bloke you wanted with you when things got sticky
that quite air of confidence, cheeky personality, and a hard edge when threatened
he nearly signed on as a regular but mum was preggers with me !!
90 odd years old still going strong