About

I worked in local newspapers in Lincolnshire before joining BBC Radio where I spent more than 30 years as a reporter, presenter, journalism trainer, producer and news editor in BBC local radio and at the Asian Network national radio station, where I was its first News/Sports Editor and then Network Manager.

I have had a life long interest in aviation, especially the military aircraft that were developed and first flown in the 1950s and 1960s. As a journalist, I was privileged to enjoy many media facility flights and deployments abroad with the RAF. I also helped the commentary team at the International Air Tattoo before it moved to Fairford.

 

Butlins 1955
Hopalong Cassidy and Charlie Drake? And Dad`s the Camp Chaplain, right? And now I have been exposed as the baby crying in Chalet ZH10 as announced by Radio bloody Butlin last night during the grown-ups` Glamorous Grandma contest in the so-called Gaiety Ballroom when it wasn`t me but a lady friend dealing with a particularly difficult jar of strained prunes………..A quizzical MC muses on life at Butlins at Filey in 1955  (Chapter 3).

mc-oxcowley

Awaiting the call from the Oxford AM team circa 1980. MC recovers in the BBC Radio Oxford radio car after vox-popping disgruntled BL workers at Cowley about their latest pay offer (Chapters 7 & 25)

Drummer
Drummer, the Filey Vicarage cocker spaniel, returns from some serious investigative work at the end of the garden. Mrs Sheila Curtis gives him the `You Daft Brush` look (Photo: MC circa 1970).

Tornado ride
G-suited and booted, a quick pose in front of a pile of mud before climbing in a Tornado F3 at RAF Coningsby in June 1992. Another Tornado can be seen in the background to prove it was Coningsby and not a fantasist on a building site (Chapter 22)

 

 

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