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By Nigel Springthorpe

ISBN-10: 1780881002

ISBN-13: 9781780881003

The yr is 1955. A time whilst foreign trip is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 yr outdated nationwide provider conscript from Plymouth, unearths himself published to the opposite part of the area. 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, just about the mainland of Borneo.

His 9 month journey of accountability there's choked with a succession of unusual reviews as he makes an attempt to regulate to dwelling and dealing with the 30-strong supplement of Airmen, led by means of 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 a long way East, he's left to mirror at the knowledge of a last-minute marriage idea ahead of his departure from England.

His years of carrier for Queen and nation accomplished, he returns domestic to re-adjust to civilian lifestyles, in simple terms to find the long interval of separation from his fiancée has had a profound impact on their dating. in the meantime, his techniques are choked with stories of the his time in a foreign country, fairly the camaraderie among his fellow males. A re-union of former colleagues happens yet with mind-blowing consequences...

A good distance from house is a piece of fiction encouraged by way of the author’s own studies. It paints a wickedly funny and perceptive photo from an period whilst nationwide provider used to be authorised nearly with no query. Given the ongoing 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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