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John Thompson

Born 4th January, 1935, joined LEO with no knowledge of computers. But got some very good training and education at the training centre. I worked on the LEO I II and III as maintenance engineer and later at Minerva Road building and installing systems I do recall some funny things

One year we selected the wrong cow as the winner at the dairy show, and we did payroll for the RAF officers and once made an error that made every officer donate half his pay to RAF Benevolent Society but the problems were always fixed very quickly and considering the amount of work being done it was good for the early time in that industry.

I installed a number of systems in the UK and we had very few delays in the scheduled handover to the customer thanks to fast response to any calls for help

I was just one of a great team that worked hard and had FUN.
Later I moved to Canada and completed my career there.

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