Where do you call home?
What conflict(s) do you discuss when volunteering for We Were There?
The Cold War.
How were you involved in that conflict?
I was a pilot in the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) on HMS Ark Royal on the tour East of Suez 1965-66 and covered Malaysian and Indonesian conflicts, and the Beira Patrol.
How long have you been volunteering for WWT?
What do you enjoy most about participating in WWT?
Explaining aspects of life at sea and the operation of fast jets. I discuss what daily life was like on an aircraft carrier which was built during the Second World War, covering living accommodation, the food I ate, work routines, operations and the places visited.
Tell us your favourite moment so far during the sessions?
The engagement of 10-11 year olds when I told them the story of my UFO sighting.
What’s your favourite object in IWM’s collections and why?
The De Havilland Sea Vixen, because I flew that model of aircraft.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Voluntary work, gardening and landscaping, as well as studying history.
What is your favourite biscuit?