A Long Way from Home by Nigel Springthorpe

By Nigel Springthorpe

The yr is 1955. A time whilst foreign go back and forth 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 publish on a distant island within the South China Sea, just about the mainland of Borneo.

His 9 month journey of accountability there's jam-packed with a succession of surprising reviews as he makes an attempt to regulate to dwelling and dealing with the 30-strong supplement of Airmen, led by way of an eccentric Station Commander. Andy returns to Changi the place his strange exploits, either off and on accountability, 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 thought ahead of his departure from England.

His years of carrier for Queen and state 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 dating. in the meantime, his concepts are jam-packed with stories of the his time abroad, relatively the camaraderie among his fellow males. A re-union of former colleagues happens yet with magnificent consequences...

A good distance from house is a piece of fiction encouraged via the author’s own reviews. It paints a wickedly funny and perceptive photo from an period whilst nationwide provider was once authorised virtually 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 far from home.

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