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By Nigel Springthorpe

ISBN-10: 1780881002

ISBN-13: 9781780881003

The yr is 1955. A time while overseas shuttle is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 12 months previous 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, on the subject of the mainland of Borneo.

His 9 month travel of accountability there's packed with a succession of surprising studies as he makes an attempt to regulate to residing and dealing with the 30-strong supplement of Airmen, led via an eccentric Station Commander. Andy returns to Changi the place his strange exploits, either off and on responsibility, proceed unabated. all through his provider within the some distance East, he's left to mirror at the knowledge of a last-minute marriage inspiration ahead of his departure from England.

His years of carrier for Queen and kingdom accomplished, he returns domestic to re-adjust to civilian existence, basically to find the long interval of separation from his fiancée has had a profound impression on their courting. in the meantime, his options are jam-packed with stories of the his time in a foreign country, really the camaraderie among his fellow males. A re-union of former colleagues occurs yet with unbelievable consequences...

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

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