“I'm Fred and I have lived life in the fast lane and have got the scars to prove it.
“I live with my lovely wife Sue in Essex. I have now retired. But to keep the wolf away from the door I have a PSV licence and run a small Training company for street lighting operatives.
“My hobbies have been many over the years. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and belong to 2 clubs in Essex and 1 in Gozo, Malta. My call sign is 2E0 FRE.
“Great to join The British Beard Club as I have had a beard for most of my adult life.”