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You can ZOOM-IN all pictures that are in the NEW FOLDER they are exactly the same that appear in the Life Story. Each Icon is numbered, you will find many interesting stories some laughable some exciting some very dangerous on certain missions when working with the Police. And above all some incidents that happened concerning trespassers on PRIVATE property during darkness hours….
BELOW IS ICON ONE.
Where I Was Born?
Parents told I would die before reaching the age of five. Chose Army instead of the Navy.
A Miracle actually happened.
Nearest Bus stop, Confectionary Shop, School 5 miles walk.
Dad a Bailiff of 2 farms.
Country life was great & my pastimes.
School at 4 years old was good, hated it at 5 years of age.
Caught being naughty by our village Police Officer.
Dad was gassed during 1st. world war.
Enemy through Mustard gas in trench.
My Dad the only one came out alive.
At eight I was driving a vehicle around the farm.
My Dad was a Cracking Marksman In His Art (Shooting).
Shooting with many V.I.P`s from all over the British Isles..
Never short of a meal.
Grouse & Rabbits during Shooting Season.
Dad would send a pig or a calf for slaughter if needed.
Sadly Dad`s health deteriorated retired from farm work.
Moved to a place called Walderslade Kent.
Dad was an Armoury Ser(j)eant R.O.C 1st. World War.
It became Ser(g)eant. Notice the I & G in his rank.
Regiment was R.O.C. & that became R.A.O.C. after the War.
Mum complained sore eyes. Within months. Totally Blind.
Dad seriously ill with his war wound.
1936 won a scholarship was to attend Grammar School.
The School had to be CANCELLED worked instead.
Left School at 13 years old worked unsocial hours.
Was working from 4am. Until approximately 11pm.
All for 2/6 pence per week for two years.
Had to give Mum two Shillings I kept the sixpence.
1939 Granddad John Pullen died. Full Military Funeral.
2nd. World War started Sunday 3rd. September 1939 11am.
Many incidents had occurred with Bosses wife.
Had enough of insults from her.
Then Eggs & Money SCATTERED on kitchen floor.
Finished up couldn`t take anymore.
1940 Received my 1st. Driving License (Provisional)
Started work in an aircraft factory (Pob-Joy).
Started as a fitters mate.
Made friends at work place & socially.
We were known as the Harmless happy Going Group.
There were seven males & 2 females.
Two males had their girlfriends to accompany us.
Post Office sent a Telegram to my Mum by mistake.
Mum`s Co-operative Dividend Share N0. Another mistake.
With the War at full strength now I joined the Home Guard.
Army Establishment was Issued Uniform & full Equipment.
Equipment including Ammunition left indoors when at work.
Air-raid warning, run across the airfield machine gunned.
Many workers lost their lives but our gang was safe.
All buildings, hangers etc on airfield all down to pulp.
The Raid lasted most of day, families at the Gate waiting.
Due to no buildings we were evacuated which lasted a year.
Home guard Mates wanted me to transfer to be together.
I obliged but my Colonel wanted me to change my mind.
I was due to become a 2nd. Lieutenant but I made my move.
I went into the Army. 15th. October 1942.
I had 8 week training a place called Harrogate (Yorkshire).
Finished my training was sent to Glasgow Scotland.
Become a "SHEET METAL WORKER & WELDER. ARC & GAS
Had to report to a place called Stow College.
It was in the Centre of Glasgow Town.
Three of us sent to Private Billets.
Greeted with hello chaps welcome to the house of HORROR.
A soldier been there a week, nothing to do with our group.
The Landlady was an ALCOLHOLIC.
Unable to say good-bye to Landlady, 2 meals in 3 months.
Passed course transferred from Royal West Kent Regiment.
Transferred to the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers.
A new regiment just formed.
Personnel that passed course were the 1st. in this Regiment.
Almost ended up going overseas was cancelled three times.
Three of us who had passed the course & still together.
We had kept together since passing our 3 month course.
The 3 of us wanted to go overseas as we were single.
Finally we split up I was posted to Burnham Beeches.
In my workshop I heard hello Len thought it was you.
It was the person that was commissioned instead of me.
That was when I left the Home guard Platoon.
This chap was now going overseas.
Burnham Beeches met my future wife she worked in office.
We married on the 12th. February 1944.
BELOW IS ICON TWO.
Five mile walk from wife`s camp to my camp.
Transport was available but left Town too early.
Like walking in a large forest trees over hanging was dark.
Wartime of course couldn`t even see lights from vehicles.
1944 I had "IN GROWN WARTS" on the in-step of both feet.
Had to walk on my heels, eventually ended up in Hospital.
1945 War now ended.
General Election, forced to vote Labour by Army authorities.
A lie was told to all Service Personnel.
1st. child John born 1944 visited hospital the following day.
In reception area asked 2 nurses where to wife`s ward?
Was handed Son saying you might take your Son with you.
Walked into the ward Mothers calling out here comes Daddy.
Army Authorities gave driving test for civilian License.
Received my annual license car, motor-cycle solo & sidecar.
Drove examiner from R/way station the day of the test.
He classed that as my test.
My camp closed down, was promoted sent to another camp. Was (SHOCKED) on my arrival.
Italian prisoner war camp. Prisoners waiting for repatriation.
Once settled in I found it was an excellent move.
In charge of 10 Italian prisoners in a workshop.
All able to speak, reasonable English so that helped me.
Was Guard Commander, British personnel to do Guard duty.
Cycles were used for perimeter Patrols.
2 Guards larking around damaged wheel like a figure 8.
Both charged 4 causing damage to Government property.
The good life was over all prisoners were now repatriated.
I was posted to Scotland sent to 2 places in error.
Sent back 2 England waiting for my (Demobilization).
9th. April 1947 on my way to hand in all my Army belongings.
I was being demobbed and would now be with my family.
Didn`t officially leave the Army until 4th. June 1947.
It was because I was due 56 days PRIVILEGE leave.
Sister Pauline was suffering with Leukaemia.
She passed away 1pm. Sunday the 12th. February 1954.
Pauline left a loving husband & 2 very young children. The chindren she left Gordon & Heather.
Gordon has become a Member Of Parliament U/Kingdom.
Early1955 my Dad had operation, had 30 tumors removed.
You can see in a picture his left arm is withered.
He`s holding Heather shortly after Pauline`s death.
1955 October Dad given 2 months to live.
Dad died at 8am Saturday the 10th. December 1955.
Throat cancer due to him being gassed.
Before Dad died he asked me to look after Mother for him.
The day he was buried I took Mum back to Dagenham.
Told Mum that was Dad`s wish, no sign of disagreement.
Despite disability she found her way around the house okay.
Sadly a big shock many months with us, Mum not happy.
At first my Mum wanted to go to Chatham more often.
That was not possible, had a family to consider.
Only had a motor cycle & sidecar & engine was not reliable.
Had engine over-hauled.
Journeys were limited not as often as Mum had intended.
Mum made life hell for Lil she just couldn`t take more.
I tried to sort things out but it was no use.
She wanted to go back to Chatham to live.
I had Dad`s wish on my mind.
But what was the use of keeping her with us if not happy.
Agreed to take her back she said take back at the weekend.
I said you can pack tonight you go back tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow was my wish as I wasn`t going to allow her to upset Lil further.
BELOW IS ICON THREE,
A wife was told he was doing under-cover work.
But it was under the sheet with a woman.
That staff member was fired the next day.
Appalling employments references.
Forming own Company I was asked to resign, I obliged.
A very important job was not carried out early morning.
New Security Manager forgot.
Boss lost the contract because 40 staff sent home.
Eventually formed my own Company with a partner.
Loads of contracts doing well faced with a BOMBSHELL.
My partner disappeared lost everything.
A Company car office equipment & MONEY.
Working with another Security Company when it went BUST.
Went back with the Company I was asked to resign from.
Went back this time as the GENERAL MANAGER.
I was assured there would be no interference.
I insisted I draft out a contract for the employees.
A Dog removed from Chemical plant because of the acid. Incident reported to the RSPCA.
Boss upset but we done well out of it.
Two Security Officers instead of 1 Dog-Handler.
Upset staff, wanted to refuse to obey.
They are Barbarous instructions old Pullen is trying on.
Old Pullen won & had the Company back in working order. But had to fire many to succeed.
I had excellent Guard Dogs given to me.
Hand same to staff, hand back when leave Company.
I insisted I draft out an employee`s contract.
That was despite Boss being an Ex-Union Official.
When he checked it he missed a vital instruction.
It was in the very 1st. paragraph & went mad.
I was told to remove it.
Answer was if I did then I am no longer your G. Manager.
A Dog on loan must be returned if leave the Company.
All monies due & P45 will be with-held until Dog returned.
The above order remained in the contract.
An incident happen a friend of the Boss left the Company. Refused to hand back my dog.
No Dog, Money P45 will be handed over when I get Dog.
The wife threatened me with prosecution made no different. Dog returned ex-staff member got P45 & Monies due.
BELOW IS ICON FOUR.
In the same office as Boss not ideal having a client to see.
Talking to client mentioned I said I was looking for an office.
He said he had the ideal place but was not yet completed.
It was however the ideal place.
At first Boss not happy with my move.
But showed some concern bought me the office equipment.
Bought office furniture desk executive Chair filing cabinets.
He placed a bottle of Champagne in my desk cabinet.
Said we will drink on it tonight.
Bill Noyce the owner had been brooding for a long time.
He visited me in my office I thought it was a casual visit.
All about the Council Contract had I not worked for him.
Of course I explain to him he was talking a load of rubbish.
The Police informed me Mr. Goldup had form.
Do not employ this man for Security Work.
I refused to employ Manager for Trollope & Coles Site.
It up-set my Boss because we lost the contract.
Another diabolical move by the Boss.
Wanted me to employ a man just been released from prison.
Boss explained it would be alright we employ his Brother.
Reason did not satisfy me did not come on the Company.
I worked with the Barking & Dagenham C.I.D. Police Force.
Some of the missions were very dangerous.
When searching for escaped prisoners.
Search for missing children or patient from a Mental Home.
Other missions with Police that I supplied Men & their Dogs.
Services was to supply as many Dog Handlers & their Dogs. Always included myself with Rex my No 1 Dog.
1969 Dagenham C.I.D. K.G. Division Police-Force.
Presented me with show-case see picture in Life Story.
Bill Noyce interfering with my Labour.
I had already detailed officers to do week-end duties. Thought enough is enough, done this just ONCE too often.
12th. December 1970 almighty row between the Boss & self.
Boss took man to do a job when I had detailed his duty.
It was for Belverdere 10 miles away Mid-Day start.
I had no one to replace all were detailed for certain duties.
Boss`s famous words.
(I am The Governor Len You Are My General Manager).
Now go & get someone or do the duty yourself.
My answer was NO CAN DO BILL & I am now going home.
See you Monday morning will hand in my resignation.
I WENT BACK TO Group 4 to work as a Senior Supervisor. Same position I held when I was employed previously.
After leaving Excalibur new employer told me good news.
A Mr. Ellis calling himself a Consultant & Mr. Noyce.
Asked Group 4 for a possible Take Over. Turned down flat.
Bill Noyce`s Company collapsed, went out of existence.
to bits the Name Excalibur has gone out of existence.
2001 I read in the local paper of Bill Noyce`s death.
Described by a close friend. Bill Noyce was FLAMBOYANT. FLASHY & VERY EXTRAVAGANT.
Security Company as a Superintendent.
In Charge of Security Officers in British Home Stores.
Plus Marks & Spencer`s & a record Company (EMI).
That was all over the London & the Suburbs.
Promised a Company car to go with the Job.
I waited & I waited but no Company Vehicle.
Monthly meetings I reminded the Big Chiefs of the promise.
Was told a Van is having information stenciled on it.
The vehicle will be left at the Depot after each shift.
A Company Van does not go with my job.
Thanked them for their effort & handed in my resignation.
Had a lump appear on the back of my knee on the right leg.
Was very painful & had to go sick.
Son John worked at BUPA played Squash with a Doctor.
My problem mentioned he arranged 4 me to see a Surgeon.
Saint Bartholomews Hospital London, operated on leg.
Had a tumour removed from back of right leg.
A tumour about 4 inched in length & as thick as a pencil.
Caused a stir with two young Physiotherapist girls.
Still in pain next day expected to walk the ward (Unable)
Pain to severe their answer oh it was only a minor operation.
I told them sorry cannot place foot on ground. (They left)
Minor but went 8 years before Doctors admitted Their Fault.
I had still left me with a severe pain that I had to endure for 8 years then Doctors found imy spine causing pain to leg.
On the 20th. October 1980 Alan & his family left the U/K & immigrated to Australia.
BELOW IS ICON FIVE.
On the 31st. October 1980 this being my 57th. Birthday.
I was told I had to retire on Medical Grounds.
I was still off work due to this illness for 7 months.
Finally discharged on the 22nd May 1981.
Despite pain made London Transport Model bus.
Took time to complete but managed in couple of years.
Arranged for us to go to Australia to visit Judy & Alan.
It was the most uncomfortable trip I had ever had.
It meant walking up & down the gang way on the plane.
Never enjoyed Australia at all because of the pain.
1982 left for Australia, eight of us altogether.
Second day I caught the Sun and got SUNSTROKE.
Back home 1983 received news my Brother Alf had Cancer. Had been given 6 months to live.
Then couple of days it was Mum had fallen over indoors.
Next Doctor just left given Mother a couple of hours to live.
I managed to get to Chatham from Dagenham in time.
Mother she couldn`t speak trying to tell me something
I realized what she wanted & placed my arm under her head.
That is how her life ended God Bless Her.
17th. August 1985 Sharon & Stephen married.
Held at OLD DAGENHAM CHURCH, Alan from Australia.
Myself treatment only experiment injections all over body.
I am not going into detail with my MEDICAL HISTORY.
SEE THE LIFE STORY THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING.
Sharon & Stephen`s first child.
Born 2 months PREMATURE on the 20th. March 1988.
Stephen was diagnosed as having Leukaemia.
He was sent White-Chapel Hospital London.
Sharon not satisfied with the Hospital.
Was given wrong Chemotherapy bag by one of the Nurses.
Sharon had him transferred to Saint Bartholomews Hospital. Finally told he was now in REMISSION.
I missed out claiming COMPENSATION on two occasions. & A third was own fault was so pleased to be relieved of pain.
One Aircraft factory I worked in before going in the Army.
Found out many years after factory went into liquidation. I
I heard 40 years too late.
Two was THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.
Ex-employee`s with hearing difficulty.
Could claim compensation.
Only heard this news in the 90`s. over 30 years too late.
THE THIRD was having to suffer 8 years in pain.
Doctors missed a spot on Scans & x-rays. Admitted Error.
Own fault was so pleased to be relieved of pain.
WHAT A FOOL, IT WOULD HAVE THOUSANDS OF POUNDS.
Alan had divorced Janis Westfallen. His first wife.
26th. September 1992 Alan married Judith Appleby.
Year 2000 Lil & my-self visit Judy & Alan, Australia.
Lil ill for three mornings running.
All thought it was indigestion.
Third morning had to send for ambulance.
Lil was suffering from a heart attack & had a Bypass.
Managed to get her home to U/K health deteriorated.
Lil died on the 12th. September 2003.
Received three letters expressing their CONDOLENCES.
FIRST was from the Doctor (GP) & His Staff.
SECOND was from the Home Carers Department.
AND THE THIRD from BUPA expressing their Condolence. an Apology for the mistakes made by BUPA staff.
It was when in RESTPITE.
I went alone to Australia to visit Judy & Alan in 2005.
I stated it was uncomfortable in 1982 because of the pain.
2005 was a terrible experience to listen to the insults. Insults thrown at Alan, Judy treated him like a small child.
It was even done in front of Company.
I couldn`t say anything in-case it upset Alan.
Played on my mind so much it made me ill.
Back in the U/K I suffered a severe depression.
During that time I didn`t know what I was doing.
I emailed Judy & said some nasty things about her.
Many months after. Checked my sent messages.
Shocked to find what I had said to Judy.
What I had written was correct an apologize for Alan`s sake.
Explained it was due to my illness that I said these things.
My sincere apology was accepted by Judy.
BELOW IS ICON SIX.
2006 Daughter Margaret advised me to go on the internet.
Her words find a companion.
I did but could find no one of interest locally.
Viewed Philippines and found my future wife.
Our friendship developed reasonably well.
Later a close relationship but 15,000 miles or more away.
I did eventually offer her marriage and she accepted.
BIG QUESTION how the hell were we going to get together?
Norma a Lawyer arranged for me to enter Philippines
Obtained Marriage Certificate from local REGISTRY OFFICE.
Just one mistake Norma made on these arrangements.
Advised to take the Certificate to Phil. Embassy London.
It was indeed the Philippines Embassy in Philippines
It was all sorted out in the end.
Flight to Philippines was booked very early.
Margaret & Sami took me to Heathrow Airport.
Left Heathrow U/K on the 15th. August 2007.
Already made arranged as to what we would be wearing.
I walked away from the plane I heard a voice say LEN.
Checked what she was wearing, then said NORMA.
Two Police officers with Norma on my arrival.
One stood with Norma to meet me off the plane.
Another Police officer was at the Customs Section.
Taking my papers he got me through within minutes.
Our marriage had been arranged for the 3rd. September 2007.
Exactly three weeks from when I arrived in the Philippines.
2008 we had a three month vacation in the U/Kingdom.
Stayed with Daughter Margaret most of the time.
Spent time with Doreen on the Isle Of Wight U/K.
Spent time with Shirley & Bill in Sittingbourne Kent U/K.
And spent time with Jean & John (Chatham Kent U/K.
Had a three month vacation in America.
Stayed with Edelyn & Dwight most of the time in Las Vegas.
Visited several States we visited Nancy & Larry (Texas).
Nancy & Larry took us to Dallas.
We both enjoyed our US visit it was exceptional.
We both enjoyed ourselves in Virginia Washington DC.
Things developed when we arrived back in the Philippines.
Myself I wish I had never gone to Michael`s place in Virginia.
2010 23rd. February to Hong Kong & Chine 3 Day Package.
17th. June 2010 Hong Kong ended up in Hospital (3 Items)
ONE Operation, Stone removed from Urinate bladder.
TWO Stone removed from right Kidney.
THREE Prostate Enlargement, Had Prostate Scraped.
30th. June 2010 rushed to Hospital by Ambulance.
Operation on 4 more Items.
ONE Cancer Mass removed with half of right kidney.
Two Removed stone from right kidney.
Three Found large stone in Gall Bladder removed all.
Fourth Had large Ball of Fat removed from Stomach.
Ask if family could help Norma with Hospital expense?
Caused a row all except Alan & Stephen stopped speaking.
Had another stone in left kidney Pending Shock Wave.
2011 Allowed me to go to Singapore on 3 day Package.
Fell ill soon after arrival attended Hospital, had Injection.
Unable to go on tour had 2nd. Injection before flight home.
2012 Visited Vietnam on 3 day Package went well.
See Medical History at end of Life Story.
Also (Nephew) Gordon Henderson MP. Parliament Speech.
THREE Prostate Enlargem