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By Nigel Springthorpe

The 12 months is 1955. A time while overseas commute is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 yr outdated nationwide provider conscript from Plymouth, unearths himself published to the opposite part of the realm. quickly after his arrival at RAF Changi, Singapore, he's despatched on indifferent accountability to a staging submit on a distant island within the South China Sea, with regards to the mainland of Borneo.

His 9 month journey of accountability there's jam-packed with a succession of unusual reports as he makes an attempt to regulate to dwelling and dealing with the 30-strong supplement of Airmen, led through an eccentric Station Commander. Andy returns to Changi the place his strange exploits, either off and on accountability, proceed unabated. all through his provider within the a long way East, he's left to mirror at the knowledge of a last-minute marriage notion ahead of his departure from England.

His years of carrier for Queen and kingdom accomplished, he returns domestic to re-adjust to civilian lifestyles, purely to find the long interval of separation from his fiancée has had a profound impression on their dating. in the meantime, his concepts are packed with stories of the his time abroad, rather the camaraderie among his fellow males. A re-union of former colleagues happens yet with striking consequences...

A good way from house is a piece of fiction encouraged by means of the author’s own reviews. It paints a wickedly funny and perceptive photo from an period whilst nationwide carrier used to be approved nearly with out query. Given the ongoing debate of the desirability of re-introducing a few kind of obligatory army carrier, this novel throws a mild on how, over part a century in the past, one younger guy coped a ways from home.

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