Assistant Scientific Officer, Synoptic and Upper-Air Meteorology (Scientific Civil Service, Air Ministry) active throughout the UK (excluding Wales) at RAF and Civilian Airfields as well as Ocean Weather Ship service in the Atlantic, and overseas service in the Indian Ocean.
RAF Pitreavie | 1969
First posting straight from school, during which basic training (synoptic meteorology) at Shinfield Park College in London for 2 months. Travelled to London from Aberdeen with and trained alongside Peter Allen Fraser from Unst in Shetland. Both returned to RAF Kinloss. Worked together again later at Lerwick Observatory in the Shetlands.
RAF Kinloss, Morayshire | 1970 - 1972
Synoptic meteorology, operational maritime patrol service.
RAF Macrihanish, Mull of Kintyre | 1971
On secondment. Met Les Thomson first here.
Met Station Hemsby, Norfolk | 1972
Radio-Sonde training (upper-air meteorology).
Met Station Shanwell (Tayport, Fife) | 1973
Met Station Ocean Weather Ships (Atlantic OWS Monitor, sailing from James Watt dock in Greenock) | 1973 - 1975
Synoptic & Upper-air Click here to see the Monitor.
RAF Gan (Maldives, Tropical Indian Ocean) | 1975 - 1976
Upper-air - For a taster pic, Click here
Met Station Lerwick Observatory (Shetland Isles) | 1976 - 1978
Synoptic & Upper-air
Met Station Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (N.Ireland) | 1978 - 1980
Met Station Aberdeen Airport | 1980 - 1982