Eric Bates was born in Yorkshire in 1928 to a father who was a WWI veteran and a miner. His father died early, and Eric moved around during WWII, then joined MN in 1945 at age 15. He joined the RAF and served as MT fitter in Singapore and as a pilot in the Cold War and the Middle East. He then migrated to Australia, serving four years as a pilot in RAAF at Edinburgh, South Australia, and then in Queensland.
Life on the Move
This book is about a Yorkshire miner’s son who moves around the world in ships and planes. He seems to defy convention and succeeds where other people fail. Within these pages is a life of satisfaction in achievement....