A fascination that never runs out
It seems Adrian Hammer has always been a handyman, with a multitude of hobbies.
From his Riverdale home, the Netherlands native sits on his comfortable couch, staring out of his bay window, onto the calm subdivision road. “I used to be an electronic technologist, you see,” he said. “It’s a mix between an engineer and a technician.”
The white-haired man always had a passion for aircrafts. It’s no wonder he ended up working for the air force.
“I was always deeply involved in electronics,” he explained, lifting his glasses on his nose. “I worked with interceptors. They even sent me to Quebec to learn about the radar system.”
As a true testament to the then young man’s genius, the class featured only two students, with four teachers doing their best to instruct the topic. “Even the teachers didn’t fully understand the radar system. That’s why they had to have so many teachers,” pointed out Hammer. “I struggled through the course, because it truly was difficult, but I did find it extremely fascinating.”
While employed in an air force base, the man came across an American hangar. “It was very odd to see,” he explained. “I was told that the hangar itself was considered American ground and that those were American soldiers guarding it.”
Being an avid learner, Hammer decided to investigate and was shocked by what he learned. “They were guarding a nuclear bomb!” he said excitingly. “I could write a book on all the interesting things I’ve come across.”
Read the whole article in this week's Cornwall Journal