Born Aldershot, Hampshire, England, 1946. Moved to Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, 1947. Moved to Lake Road, Portsmouth, 1953. Became a shipfitter apprentice, HM Dockyard Portsmouth, 1963. Four year apprenticeship. Entered the Dockyard drawing office 1970. Transferred to MoD Foxhill, Bath,Somerset, 1973. Various procurement jobs. Became a full time trade union lay representative 1991. Transferred to MoD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, 1996. Retired 2006.
Member Vegetarian Society (UK), Life Member Prospect (union for professionals and specialists), member Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, Bath Tai Chi (Wutan), William Herschel Society.