This is a thoroughly enjoyable read delivered with great humour and a nice level of detail which really lets the reader understand the experience. I found it very thought provoking, one minute thinking ‘Yes this is exactly what young people these days need a bit of!’ and the next being dismayed by the suppression of the individual and the casual brutality. I think you show both sides of this very candidly. Its great to get an insight into the sort of experiences members of my own family would have had in their military days. Enjoyed the account of the trip to Melbourne very much and was chuckling out loud at the nervous jeep ride. That’s where I’m up to so far. This is a very well written account of personal experiences and I think anyone will find something to enjoy in this coming of age account regardless of whether they have an interest in military history.
Always nice to receive a favourable review of one of my books, and I particularly appreciated this one about the “Royal Navy & Me” probably my most enjoyable story into print.
God Bless and keep reading.