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........


sally in norfolk said...

Thats funny i too was in the WRAF joined in 1978 when i was 17,left when i got married in 1986. My ex was also in the RAF thats how i ended up living in Norfolk spent many years at RAF Marham before he left me. Then i got stuck here :-)
Have a pic of a good road sign will mail it

knifepainter said...

Hey Sally, thanks for dropping by.
I ended up married to a Suffolk lass, as I was at Honington.
Fell in love with her and East Anglia all at the same time.

Love to see your sign/s.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to Gareth and family. Top bloke, AND he likes his cider!. All the best for your future down under.