Promotion Time 2

IMG_0001My second book covered the eleven years I served in the Royal Navy. Starting on 15th March 1955 when I entered through the gates of HMS Ganges, the Royal Navy’s Boy Seamen training establishment located in the village of Shotley, near Ipswich. My story takes the reader to the other side of the World and back. You will walk on the Arctic ice, dive below the waves and arrest an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. Play  the dangerous game of cat and mouse with adversaries of the Cold War. Learn how this foolish young sailor falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.

Please read the attached reviews and then judge for yourself.

Review from the Ganges Gazetteimage005[1]

Following on from ‘Lily & Me’ comes another ‘cracker’ from Fred’s pen, but this time covering his time in the Navy. Ganges, surface ships – Far East and Home Fleet. Girls, with Cupid active with his bow. Joining the Submarine Service with a very good description of life aboard diesel electric’T’ and ‘A’ class boats. More girls and arrows everywhere, tricked into marriage, children, divorce and part of the 6th Canadian Submarine Squadron based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Dick Lloyd Editor-Gazette

Review from Craig Churchill NFLDhms_cockade

Well, you’ve done it again! I thoroughly enjoyed “The Royal Navy and
Me”, and have come to a couple of conclusions about you. You sir, are an
incurable romantic and also what my friends and I would term “a shit
magnet”. (At least at times)

Having done 5 years military time myself, I could certainly relate
to the basic training tales, the precious time on leave and the
carousing crammed in whenever able. I can also appreciate the amount of
dignity required to keep from “going native” completely and retaining
one’s drawers!

I have just finished a midnight shift at work and am now enjoying a
tot in honour of your literary achievements and your Birthday. Many24883alcide_auriga_halifax_63
happy returns.


How to Order

‘The Royal Navy & Me’ ISBN 1-4392-5452-4 a 208 page paperback                      
Available on-line at, and as E book
Also available It is distributed by Baker & Taylor internationally and can be ordered by any bookstore. A signed copy can be ordered by contacting me.  My email
A signed copy from me is $10 plus postage. On online  usually
$14.99 US and as an E book $1.99. Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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