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Backwards Glance

started work aged 15 as an electrical fitter apprentice on Monday 19th December 1960, having left secondary school the Friday before. No ‘gap year’ in those days! Most of the 120 apprentices at HMS Collingwood were motorbike mad and the car park had a wonderful collection of British bikes. My provisional licence was ready for my 16th birthday, and a Norman Lido moped had already been purchased from Westree

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