Coming from a Royal Air Force family, I’m keen on anything at all to do with the military and the RAF in particular. My mother and father both served during WW2 and my brother and I also served – although he completed far longer than the 14 years that I managed!
Initially, I was trained as a ground radio/ground radar technician and was lucky enough to travel all over RAF Lincolnshire, as well as the rest of the world, installing and fixing anything from portable radios, to airfield navigational aids, to air defence radar systems. In 1990, I was fortunate enough to take a change of direction, as I got the opportunity to complete, what turned out to be, my last tour of service, on the RAF’s Video Production and Media Training Unit, based at RAF Newton just outside Nottingham.
Apart from a brief stint working for the Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, I have remained in the video/TV/audiovisual world ever since and currently run my own video and AV production business, filling in any gaps in my schedule, as a freelance broadcast cameraman and as a volunteer with another veterans’ organisation.
Recording ‘oral history’ accounts is something that I believe is important and that I’ve been passionate about for some time and in doing so, you get to meet so many wonderful people who have such interesting tales to tell.
I shall look forward to offering my spare time and I hope that my services as a cameraman and editor can be of some use.