These are lists of articles on subjects that interest me, some written by me, and some by others:
- 1937-1958: Born in England at Reading, Berkshire, lived in Tadley.
- 1939-1945: My father went to France in the British Expeditionary Force, was captured following Dunkirk and was a POW in Stalag XX-A.
- 1941-1942: The woodland north of Tadley was cleared and RAF Aldermaston airfield was built.
- 1943-1945: The USAAF Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force took over the airfield. We lived within the perimeter of the airfield.
- 1945: My father was on The March (1945) from Poland to Germany for over 3 months.
- 1947-1948: Worked at rural trades - blacksmithing, coppicing and making besom brooms.
- 1948: Under the Tripartite System, passed the 11-plus and went to Queen Mary's, a grammar School in Basingstoke
- 1950: Joined the British Interplanetary Society.
- 1950: Ownership of the airfield at Aldermaston was transferred from the Air Ministry to the Ministry of Supply, and construction of AWRE began.
- 1953-58: Served a formal, five-year engineering apprenticeship at Aldermaston working under Dr. William Penney, Dr Henry Hulme and John Dolphin.
- 1955: Learned to drive in a 1932 Ford Model Y.
- 1956: Bought a 1930 BSA 3 wheeler.
- 1950-58: Practiced Judo at the Budokwai with Gunji Koizumi, Trevor Leggett, Geof Gleeson, Charlie Palmer and Ken Richmond.
- 1958-60: Marine Engineering Officer with Union-Castle Line and Anglo-Ecuadorian Oil.
- 1960: Emigrated to the United States, living in Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland
- 1960: Worked in shipyards and machine shops in Baltimore.
- 1960: Bought a house in Harundale in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
- 1961: Worked for Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad in Ferndale, Maryland.
- 1961-63: Drafted and served in regular US Army at Fort Jackson (South Carolina), and Fort Wayne (Detroit).
- 1962: Trained as computer operator on unit record equipment, later as a computer programmer on IBM 602 and IBM 1401.
- 1963: Left regular US Army and moved to Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1963-67: US Army Reserves - assigned to a MASH unit, trained in chemical pathology and gas chromatography
- 1963-67: Programming for electromagnetic spectrum analysis in Fortran on a UNIVAC 1107.
- 1963: Moved to Severna Park, Maryland.
- 1966: Bought a 1959 BMW Isetta 300.
- 1966: Became naturalized as US citizens
- 1968: Programming in Cobol and RPG on an IBM 360 at ARINC.
- 1969: Programming automated medical laboratory data capture in RPG on an IBM 360/20 and in Fortran an IBM 1130.
- 1970: Developed GPSS models for Singer Corporation
- 1970: Converted an IBM unit record equipment shop to an IBM System/3 operation for Duron Paint.
- 1971: Programming retail transaction capture in assembly language on a Singer/Friden 10.
- 1973-77: Programming phototypesetting applications on PDP-10 and PDP-20.
- 1975: Got my private pilots license, flew AA-1 Yankees and Piper Cherokees
- 1976: Started restoration on Series 1 Jaguar E-Type.
- 1978-79: For an automobile distributor, developed a computer network linking Datapoint 2200's and Texas Instruments 771's to an IBM mainframe via a Tandem.
- 1980-81: As a computer scientist at CSC, worked on Air Traffic Control and telemetry data monitoring for the first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia (the STS-1 mission).
- 1981: Had TIA - lost pilots license.
- 1982: Worked at General Instrument with Sid Meier and Bill Stealey.
- 1983-2000: Consultant on varied projects including: Quality Assurance, Management Information Systems, Material resource planning, Shop Floor Data Collection, Word processing, Telemetry Data Processing, Membership Management, Point of sale, Electronic funds transfer.
- 1989: Had second TIA (Amaurosis fugax)- lost vision for a few hours. Had a Carotid endarterectomy.
- 1990: Started restoration of SS John W. Brown, a WWII Liberty ship.
- 1994: Started working for Steve Bisciotti at Allegis Group was there until I retired.
- 1995: Worked in Omaha, Nebraska for a year. Worked at Freedom Park, restored WWII and Korean War vintage Jeeps and Dodge Weapons Carriers. Worked on USS Hazard and USS Marlin
- 2000: Third TIA affected vision - Scotoma - retired.
- 2006: Chest pains - Underwent CABG procedure at Union Memorial Hospital.
- 2007: Diagnosed with severe sleep apnea - treated with a CPAP machine.
- 2007: My 1999 Ford Windstar with 88k miles was inspected as part of the subframe corrosion recall - it was found to be beyond repair and was confiscated and crushed after Ford paid me half of the cost of replacing it.
- 2013: Was given a 1990 Mazda B2600i 4x4 that had not run for over seven years. Rebuilt brakes. Now a daily driver.
- Liberty ship, SS John W. Brown, SS Henry Bacon, Project Liberty Ship, John W. Brown, MV Bloemfontein Castle, MS Dunnottar Castle, MV Stirling Castle, USS Hazard (AM-240), USS Marlin (SST-2), United States Maritime Commission
- RAF Aldermaston, Prisoner of war, Prisoner-of-war camp, List of POW camps in Canada, List of POW camps in Britain, List of POW camps in Germany, Marlag und Milag Nord, List of POW camps in Italy, List of POW camps in Japan, List of Japanese Hellships, List of POW camps in the United States
- Nuclear weapon design, Blue Danube, Blue Peacock, Red Beard, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Nuclear tests, William George Penney, Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Transport
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Military
- Category:Ships by type - List of ship types.
- Category:Shipping companies - List of Shipping Companies.
- Category:Ocean liners - List of Ocean Liners
- Wikipedia:Browse by category - an organised collection of links to high-level categories
- m:Categorization requirements (original guidelines for category proposals and implementations)