With one of his many beloved motorbikes.
He went to art school for a short while,he had the idea in his head that he would be painting and drawing all day.Had a bit of a shock to find out other kinds of lessons were involved. So at 17 years he went into The Paras (The Parachute Regiment)and for a time served in the SAS.(Special Air Services) This was taken in the 50s when he was serving in Aden.
He married Margaret and they have a daughter Amanda.
As I said,Ray is an artist,and when he retired he turned his hand to cake making and decorating. Ray has a folder full of pictures,I only have this one,the last cake he made was this one for my youngest brothers wedding, 3 years ago.
We all went to Mandys for lunch yesterday to celebrate ,he is keeping well,gets very frustrated because he is unable to run around as he used to.Very upset because he can no longer drive and has to be collected.But you know, who minds,its our pleasure.
Ray with his cake,not sure what he's thinking..................
Me with Mandy ,Rays daughter.I do wish they wouldnt take my photo unawares,especially with my own camara....(my litt brother is the culprit)
Me and my baby brother Terry.
We had a lovey few hours together.Happy Birthday darling Ray.
Hope we are all still here in 10 years to celebrate your 90th.