After leaving Mayfield in 1946 I served my apprenticeship as a Pattern Maker, then it was two years National Service in the RAF. When I left the RAF I changed direction and retrained as a draughtsman in the aircraft industry, where I became Chief Layout Draughtsman at Aviation Traders. We designed the Carvair Car Transporter, one of which was eventually used to fly beer around in Australia. My claim to fame was working on Concord. Eventually I got bored with aircraft and had a interesting 15 years at The Ford Motor Company, before starting my own product design company. This was very successful until I retired at 68. My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2008.