I Left Ceylon This Day — 50-Years Ago; August 27, 1967.
Those of you who have been kindly (and patiently) following this blog for years may recall that every August 27 I do do a post on the significance of this day in my life.
I am not sure what I thought 50-years ago when I left Ceylon. I am not sure I had given any thought to whether I would come back. That I have gone back so little tells its own story. Plus, as I emphasized in the graphic above I do NOT think of Ceylon/Sri Lanka as ‘Home’! Home, to I, is very definitely Britain. I would still very much like to go back …
Left from Katunayake Airport which in 1967 was pretty small — just one, ‘one-room’ building. Quite a few people came to see us off. It was night. I think the flight left around 9pm. We left on a Pan Am 707. My first time in a jet — though I had flown quite a bit on DC-3s. I had always liked the 707 and it is still one of my favorite planes today.
Wow. 50-years & 43-years, to the day, I walked into IBM!
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