Reed in Asia
All good things must come to an end
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!"
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