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All good things must come to an end

Well settled in then and quite happy with our new home in Singapore and married life, the next three years passed quite quickly. Our first child, Douglas Alexander, was born at Changi hospital in Singapore one year later, so life changed again a little having a child to take care of for the first time. Many other things happened over the next three years, but I am keeping those for a future book that I have planned.

Overall, Singapore and the Far East (Orient) in general made a lasting impression on me and I found that I missed it very much on my return to UK, but I didn't have a choice at the time, serving in the RAF I just had to go where they sent me for the next few years until I was eventually demobilised in Germany in September 1980. When I left the RAF I was employed initially as a senior field service engineer by GEC computers in UK and my service responsibilities covered an area from the midlands up to Scotland, I was on call 24 hours per day and because of the area that I had to cover, I spent a lot of the time just driving. I eventually decided that I was not being paid anywhere near enough money for the work that I was doing and so I found another job and then another and so on. I changed jobs three more times over the next three years until I eventually found a job that was very interesting, intellectually stimulating and allowed me to make independent assessments and decisions, also the salary was a lot more in-line with the work and responsibilities required from this position, so I joined GQ Defence Co., Ltd. in Godalming, Surrey.

The company manufactured anti-aircraft defence simulators (domes) for the military and had customers in many countries worldwide. I spent the first three months with GQ learning about their systems and gaining hands-on experience in the domes at their HQ in Godalming and taking care of the domes at some UK military sites. Then one day I was called in to the Operation Manager's office and I was given my first major role for the company. GQ had just won a contract to supply the Royal Thai Air Force with a new simulator (dome) at Don Muang Air Base near Bangkok, Thailand and I was given this contract to take care of.

'So back to the Far East for the first time in 9 years'

"Thailand here I come!"

Legless first time in Thailand

Asia18: Another first for me in Asia - Thailand

Catfish Restaurant Saladan, Koh Lanta Visa trip to Penang / Emotional trip to Koh Lanta

 

Legless world of words The Legless Blog

 

About Ian Reed

About John McMiken

Autobiograhy of a fool My first published book 'Legless in Thailand

Ex Post Facto My new novel that I am still writing

True short stories Some of my true short stories

Legless veteran Royal Air Force tribute page

the Saints St Helens: My home town

Pub grub beer legless bkk The Ship Inn: a great British pub in Bangkok

Hotel Penang The Blue Diamond Hotel: my favourite place in penang

Legless pics Legless Pics Page: A page of amusing pics for viewing

Hat Yai Thailand Legless in Hat Yai: When I was stuck in Hat Yai unplanned

Lovely Laos Legless in Vientiane, Laos: My first trip to Laos very recently

 

I shall be adding to this site over time, so if anyone is interested then please have a little patience and call back here from time to time. One of my very few pleasures in life these days is beer so I shall be occasionally referring to beer, I just wish that beer was the only reason that I am legless all the time absolutely legless now

Thanks for viewing my site, cheers for now, Legless Always legless

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