Originally from Ilkley Yorkshire, now living Windermere, Cumbria. Joined
up at Ingham and trained from May to September 1952. Signed onboard RMS
ORONTES, as deckboy, allocated to "E" Deck. Aft.
Served on board until April 1953; then 18 years old and eligible for
National Service I joined the Army. Serving in the Far East until 1956.