A talk about the history of superguns and my time in the arms industry. It includes my involvement in the Iraq Supergun project, Designed by Gerald Bull for Saddam Hussain and the subsequent ‘Arms to Iraq’, ‘Arms exports to Iran’ and other government enquiries. I also worked closely with Jonathan Aitkin, the disgraced MP and Minister, during this interesting period in my carreer.Views: 9 | Enquiries: 0
I started work in 1961 as a Westland Helicopters engineering apprentice spending 25 years with the company before moving on to manage a number of other aviation and defence companies. Following retirement in 2008 we moved back to the West Country but in 2014 moved again to Saltdean, just outside Brighton. I have worked for the Prince’s Trust, been Chair of Governors at a local Academy, and sat on numerous committees. Currently I am Secretary of the Brighton and District Probus Club, Treasurer of the 5 Deans U3A, and a member of the Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions. My other interests include genealogy and presenting talks on ‘fascinating historical characters’ which over the years I have given to a variety of organisations including Probus, the WI and U3A. All my talks are fully illustrated using powerpoint slides.
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