Sunday, 22 July 2007
many moons ago.....
there were two very young lads who joined the Royal Air Force.
The one on the left isn't me, but we have remained as close as brothers ever since those unfamiliar slightly scary days in early 1985.
I left the R.A.F. in 1991, Gareth (the one on the left), stayed on and last December completed 22 years service.
A couple of months ago he became a civilian for a week, while he waited for a transfer to the Royal New Zealand Air Force to be finalised. He and his lovely family have since flown to the other side of the world, and are settling in to life in New Zealand.
The reason I mention all this is Gareth's enthusiasm for a new feature on this blog. I am starting an occasional series of images from the side of the road. I think the working title will be "Wayside Weirdness". On the phone from NZ last week, Gareth was enthusing about the new stuff he's seeing, including weird and wonderful roadside signs, and installations.
So, here's a couple for starters........