“I was an apprentice Electrician. I applied the job as it was available. The Boss took me on. My first job was to erect a pole for electrical lines. I gave money from wages to my mother for my keep. I worked 8-5 p.m. 6 days a week and went home for my dinner. I enjoyed my job and stayed until I was called up. I signed on with the RAF for 5 years. Germany was OK.but I didn’t enjoy drinking.
I went to the dances at St. Thomas’ Hall in Buckie and to the church. My job after the war was at the Hydro Schemes. I moved to Drumnadrochit in another hydro scheme and moved again for work. At 28 I met my future wife in Keith. We were married for 40 years, I worked at Aldermaston in Atomic Energy with a job in Ministry of Public Buildings and Works. I throughly enjoyed my working life.”
Dennis Paterson was interviewed in Elgin by Jo Sweeney, WRVS volunteer