I am Canadian, born in the great city of Montreal. My parents moved from there to the USA (Connecticut) way back in 1969 when I was 12.
On leaving school I joined the US Air Force as a Canadian
(this was during a period when the USA had just ended their participation in
the Vietnam war) - there were many leaving the forces due to the way the war
was conducted, which meant the door was open for Canadians (Allies) to join up.
Needless to say, these were pretty crazy times!
I then ended up being stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire on the 19th of July,1978. The base housed over 80 F111 Fighter Bombers - with every supersonic jet having nuclear capabilities.
My job was titled "Crew Chief" as I underwent training to become an aerospace technician. This was a very "hands-on-the-jets job" which I enjoyed immensely.
Anyways - I finished my tour in the US Air Force, went back to the USA, and then realised that I actually LOVED England. The British way of life, being at a much slower pace, had "grown" on me.