I put together recollections in England that describe my early years to retirement in 1988. Born in 1923 the world was reasonably peaceful until 1939. WW2 started and I relate some encounters during that conflict, while serving in the Navy. My profession as a Naval Officer ended due to a war related disability in 1946, so a civilian environment took over. Married, we moved to Zambia and back farming. To Dublin managing a sail loft and Marine hardware; and so to America, which had a quieter and more orderly atmosphere. The memoirs describe those times, with some interesting side trips on the way.