British serviceman, joined in 1963, trained at Ganges as a boy entry. Served on the Galatea as a stoker, trainee Marine Engineer. Based in Chatham barracks in 1969. Served on the Fife as a Petty Officer, moved to the Triumph, joined the Field Gun crew, then the Torquay. 1978 moved to the Excellent, part of the Field Gun crew. Moved to Royal Marine Technical Establishment, concerned with fuel quality control. Joined Invincible in 1982 as Chief Petty Officer, Marine Engineer. Served during the Falkland Islands War. Reaction to going into active service.