- Born: in Wallsend upon Tyne, The United Kingdom.
- Description: I was born in turbulent times, hence I suppose that the state of the world, not having altered much in my lifetime, should be considered 'normal'. So I very much get on with it.
I have had a mostly military life, joining the Sea Cadets at fifteen, then progressing into the Royal Marine Reserve until I joined the regular Army at aged twenty. There I remained until I retired twenty three years later, wiser and creaking somewhat, but well travelled.
After that I managed transport networks for British Telecom and The Post Office before retiring for the last time - until now, that is; who needs retirement anyway, it usually ends in death and I'm not ready yet.