May 1964 - March 1990
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beginning, via the RAF and his
"Offshore" years, through to retirement. Paperback, 616 pages.
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1959, with the RAF in Malaya as a helicopter crewman. Great days,
despite it being a war zone.
with ONI in the USA, Africa and Iran, now with my VW Beetle in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Before the Biafran coup, quite a reasonable place to be, after the coup,
forget Nigeria altogether; you never knew whose turn it was to be
President from one week to the next! Unfortunately, I was to spend another
six years or so in the area before making good my escape.
Tony Hogart, Christine, Fred
Muller, at Fred's place, Dec 1973
Click on photo
myself & Bill
Justice getting stuck in to
Fred's Cuban cigars and the
1973. Honeymoon in the
Bahamas. With the continual demands made on my time by ONI, the marriage
only lasted seven years. Longer than a lot I knew, I might add!
At the Shell Kart Track in Port
Harcourt. The machine was very
fast but I could never beat my
Cates - I weighed in
at ten stone, John at seven.
So size does make a
Assessing the wine with Pat Carney in
our Port Harcourt
apartment. Not long after, Pat was murdered in his hotel room at the Des
Geneva. His murderer got three years, I believe, but
he seemed to be out in next to no
Zealand in the eighties.
Still enough hair to experiment with a perm. It seemed to impress the ladies!
Boarding Concorde for the
flight from New York to London. One of the rare
over the years when I personally paid for my ticket.
Meeting up with Ted Patro
in Perth, Australia, 2004
bit of personal ONI history.
girl. Don't suppose
would have worked
But it was
while it lasted.
In the Lotus
logging up the
Temporary base station
at Monte Luro, Ravenna, Italy; Shoran IV and ONIX S test, plus a rig
Off Tuktoyaktuk, in
the Beaufort Sea, NW Canada, making out like I know what I'm about.
Get a haircut!
With Kiwi, Eric
Amohanga in Syracuse, Sicily, May 1985. Eric had just replaced Dave Peery,
who suffered a fatal heart attack on arrival here, two days
previously. A sad occasion.
Loran C for AGIP, off
in the drink! Sept 1967
failure off Fernando Po.
injuries, and the chopper
afloat, but it was two
before rescue vessels
The chief pilot, circling
overhead, was later to comment
the size & number of sharks
that surrounded us.
earned me membership
the Goldfish Club.
an eye on the ball
Homburg group: Peter Studer,
Longton, Ron Hewson, DT
into the dinghy
arrives, plus a watch overhead
who did all the right things, in the correct sequence
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