Ambition

George

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As a youngster I wanted to be like John Wayne when I grew up.
How about other members?
 

Pearl

Administrator
Staff member
I wanted to join the army ( Lord knows why??)
I also wanted to be Marilyn Monroe, but alas I had to work with what nature gave me and it was kinder to poor Marilyn. ;D ;D
 

dick

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I wanted to be a Mosquito pilot like my hero Matt Braddock in the comics but by the time I was 7 I was already wearing glasses so pilot was a no go. ::) :( Still my life may not have been so good if I'd joined the Air Force (probably would not have married my wife therefore missing out on lots of happy years) :)
 

Dennisbn514

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My father, who was a mail carrier, always wanted me to become a civil engineer. He was very mechanically inclined and apparently thought designing and building things was the way to go. But after watching a TV series called "Ben Casey" in the early 1960's, I was convinced that I wanted to be a neurosurgeon! After taking struggling with a few chemistry and physics courses needed for medical school, I realized being a doctor was not in my future!
 

Big Unc

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I wanted to be a Mosquito pilot like my hero Matt Braddock in the comics but by the time I was 7 I was already wearing glasses so pilot was a no go. ::) :( Still my life may not have been so good if I'd joined the Air Force (probably would not have married my wife therefore missing out on lots of happy years) :)
Interesting - I always remember Braddock VC in his most prominent command with the Lancaster Bomber "F Fox". But he did fly other aircraft and I recall his being seconded to the USAF and piloting a Flying Fortress. Was he not at some point in Coastal Command and on Liberators? It was great how 'The Rover' gave full details of each aircraft and their manning.
 

WesleyRocks

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Most of my life I wanted to be a stock car driver, Nascar as it is called now. My father drove back in the late 60's, even owned his own team and driver, and when I came along he got out of driving and simply worked on other racers cars. I can remember holding my ears as he revved up whatever car he was working on, and smelling of gas after being in his shop.
At one point I wanted to join the USAF however a leg injury as a teen kept me from getting into the military, they didn't want damaged goods :D.
Now that I'm older, I would enjoy some acreage and possible a small farm, goats, cattle, chickens. I grew up on a farm and now that my kids are 10 and 13 I realize how farm life shaped who I am now as a person. It was hard work but looking back I wouldn't trade the experience.
 

dick

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I wanted to be a Mosquito pilot like my hero Matt Braddock in the comics but by the time I was 7 I was already wearing glasses so pilot was a no go. ::) :( Still my life may not have been so good if I'd joined the Air Force (probably would not have married my wife therefore missing out on lots of happy years) :)
Interesting - I always remember Braddock VC in his most prominent command with the Lancaster Bomber "F Fox". But he did fly other aircraft and I recall his being seconded to the USAF and piloting a Flying Fortress. Was he not at some point in Coastal Command and on Liberators? It was great how 'The Rover' gave full details of each aircraft and their manning.
I remember Braddock most from the "I flew with Braddock "stories written from the point of view of George Bourne who was his navigator in the Mosquito. I remember him in the other aircraft you mentioned but it was the Mosquito that "fired " my imagination. :D
 

Beth

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I wanted to be a Mosquito pilot like my hero Matt Braddock in the comics but by the time I was 7 I was already wearing glasses so pilot was a no go. ::) :( Still my life may not have been so good if I'd joined the Air Force (probably would not have married my wife therefore missing out on lots of happy years) :)
Ahh Dick, that is so sweet.
:)
 

maltrab

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Staff member
I wanted to be a train driver which would of been towards the end of steam, I did go to Swindon for a interview,wearing a new suit and white shirt, to gain access to the offices meant a walk through the yards and by the time I arrived at the correct office for the interview my white shirt was covered in coal dust.

The chap explained the process of becoming a driver,with time spent cleaning loco's, then move onto lubricating all the moving parts,after a while if there was a vacancy be promoted to fireman,first working in the depot,then on goods trains and after a while onto the main line,after further training get promoted to driver, again starting in the depot shunting works loco's, then goods traffic and in time a main line driver,at the end of the interview I was so excited as in my mind I was already at the controls of the Flying Scotsman steaming north, I asked the question how long would all the training etc take before I would be a main line driver, I was looking at 2-3 years maybe, when the chap said it will be 12-15 years, I decided I could not wait that long to earn a decent salary and took a job offer the following week as a trainee electrician
 

dick

LOTSW Fanatic
I wanted to be a Mosquito pilot like my hero Matt Braddock in the comics but by the time I was 7 I was already wearing glasses so pilot was a no go. ::) :( Still my life may not have been so good if I'd joined the Air Force (probably would not have married my wife therefore missing out on lots of happy years) :)
Ahh Dick, that is so sweet.
:)
:) Thanks Beth :D
 

minxie

Dedicated Member
I wanted to be called Sally, it was my favorite name at the time, and I wanted to be an air hostess.
Which is odd as I hate flying now!!
 

howardandmarina

Dedicated Member
I wanted to work in Fashion Design and live in London. Hopefully finally getting to travel there next year....as for fashion design I did some with a wedding gown company I worked for, but I work in store management now. Certainly not a glamorous life, oh well. Not done yet!
 

amos hames

Dedicated Member
I wanted to be fit and healthy as for a occupation I thought about being a racing driver as James Hunt was a hero growing up.
 

barmpot

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Train driver was still seen as an option when i was young. However being pushed into the academic side meant I was not really taught anything that would have been useful for this. I think as I specialised in science in the sixth form I had some idea of being an important scientist, preferably a chemist (the experiments were always much more interesting) and possibly thought I could discover something really useful!

However I just drifted into teaching, as my first career in menswear was not going to get me too far unless i had the capital to set up my own shop, which I did not.
 

Rhi

Dedicated Member
I wanted to live in a cottage with roses round the door and marry John Gregson. As for work, the only thing I knew was that I didn't want to work with sick people, people with learning disabilities or old people. And what do I do? Yep, you've guessed it. As a youngster I never thought I'd have the patience.
 
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