I served in the Airforce for 12 years as an Armament Technician/EOD Operator. I have traveled extensively through out Europe, I have been to Northern Ireland, Canada, Cyprus, The Falkland Islands, and the Middle East.
I was born in West Germany (as was) in the British Military Hospital in Iserlohn
I have two daughters: - Stephanie Pamela (in gray was born in Northallerton, North Yorkshire in 1991 while I was serving in the RAF at RAF Leeming. Beth (in red was born in a British Military Hospital at Wegburg, Near Rhinedahlen JHQ in Germany in 1993)
I was educated primarily through the British Forces Education System in Germany and Gibraltar, I went to schools in Dover then to Rochester, Kent, Bentham Grammar School, Lancashire, Priesthorpe Comprehensive (now Priesthorpe High School) Farsley, West Yorkshire, I then went to school in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and finally to Fulneck Boys' School Pudsey, West Yorkshire.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I am a seti@home user as for many years I have been fascinated by the thought that mankind is on the border of deep space exploration. I only wish that I were able to go out into space myself.
I feel that we also are in severe need of guidance by perhaps a race, whom unlike ourselves doesn't seem to want to destroy everything they discover.
If they prove to be hostile then this too could be a blessing in disguise as maybe then mankind will forget it's differences and finally work together in harmony.
Perhaps being educated by the Church and going on to a career involving various weapons has given me a different perspective on life.
I am by no means a pacifist, far from it in fact! But giving the relatively short period the Earth has got to live before itâ€™s final destruction then weâ€™d better find someway off this rock, thereâ€™s going to be no Vogon Constructor Fleet coming and no â€œHitchhikerâ€™s Guide to The Galaxyâ€ or a Ford Prefect to bail us out, unless they are already here!!