BOB MANN

Age:

68

Place of Birth:

Sidcup, Kent

Occupation:

Retired from the RAF and RAuxAF but was also an MOD Civil Servant (professional driver) at RAF St Mawgan

Year began the Morris:

1998

What was it that made you try the Morris?

Looked a good idea at the time

Are you a Dancer, Musician, Both or other?

Dancer

What made you persevere with it?

Keeps me fit and I enjoy it

Who you have danced with except Trigg?

Lincoln and Mickleborough

What is your preferred Dance Tradition?

Fieldtown

What is your favourite Dance?

Bodmin Riding

What 'High Spot' do you remember since you started?

Travelling to France, California, Channel Islands and to the Morris Ring Meetings

After spending 40 years in the RAF (I joined when I was 15), if you said I would be a Morris Man at the end of it - I would have thought you were daft! Well here I am! and... I am enjoying it very much.
Happily divorced after 22 years of marriage, I have discovered there is life out there yet! Looking forward to becoming Squire of the Side.

Why have I got an RAF badge on the back of my Baldrick?  In the military code of conduct, you are not allowed to wear uniform as fancy dress. I don't consider Morris kit as fancy dress and, as I have spent over 44 years in the RAF, I think that entitles me to wear it.  It's always a good conversation opener as well, people often ask why I have the badge on my Baldrick.