Nice to hear from you Capt Davis.
Like Graham, I joined as an Eng App in 1955 and spent many a hilarious hour listening to the old hands who had seen service both during and after the war. Just wish I had recorded them!
The war years and the post war years must have been very tough and I believe that the BTC saw that the best way to recruit engineers was to train their own and keep them.
Congratulations on reaching a ripe age for a BTC man. You must be a tough old b*******.
"Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties."
Aesop (620 BC-560 BC), Greek slave