Derek Wyre
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Derek Wyre - Aberdovey, Wales, 1954

I was given the opportunity to do a months course as a apprentice with the Birmid industries,it was a hard but a great experience, I arrived in October the weather was wet and cold so the cold shower at six in the morning told me I needed to toughen up.Rowing the cutters with your hands frozen to the oars,the assault course up and over the scramble nets and up Birdsrock for an overnight stay in a derelict building thathave stuck in my memory,but it made me realise life,s a challenge so live it to the full. Iam now 78 years old and apart from doing my National Service in Singapore, my Outward Bound Course was a great memory.