A Long Way from Home by Nigel Springthorpe PDF

By Nigel Springthorpe

The yr is 1955. A time while foreign go back and forth is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 12 months previous nationwide carrier conscript from Plymouth, unearths himself published to the opposite aspect of the area. quickly after his arrival at RAF Changi, Singapore, he's despatched on indifferent accountability to a staging put up on a distant island within the South China Sea, with reference to the mainland of Borneo.

His 9 month journey of responsibility there's 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 carrier within the a long way East, he's left to mirror at the knowledge of a last-minute marriage inspiration sooner than his departure from England.

His years of provider for Queen and kingdom accomplished, he returns domestic to re-adjust to civilian existence, simply to find the long interval of separation from his fiancée has had a profound impression on their dating. in the meantime, his innovations are choked with thoughts of the his time in a foreign country, really the camaraderie among his fellow males. A re-union of former colleagues occurs yet with miraculous consequences...

A good distance from house is a piece of fiction encouraged by means of the author’s own studies. It paints a wickedly funny and perceptive photo from an period while nationwide carrier was once approved virtually with no query. Given the ongoing debate of the desirability of re-introducing a few type of obligatory army provider, this novel throws a mild on how, over part a century in the past, one younger guy coped far from home.

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