I was born during the Second World War while my father was chasing Rommel out of North Africa and Italy, for this reason I never saw him until late 1946. I grew up in the sleepy little Suffolk country side town of Stowmarket, and underwent an education that to me seemed an absolute waste of time. Although with that wonderful tool known as hindsight, my reading and writing skills would have served me well in the writing of this book. I should have taken the trouble and given the teachers my full undivided attention and not the girls sitting next to me, while behind me was always the wall. Yes I was a back of class type of guy who was always getting into trouble and talking during class. Upon leaving school I became what was known as a Teddy boy and hung around with the Ipswich town local gangs. Once the novelty began to wear off, and I realised that if I carried on along the path I had chosen, it would only lead me into trouble with the law, so I decided on a complete life style change and joined the Royal Marines. My growing up during this period of time can certainly be attributed to my Royal Marine training, something that is still part of my life to this day. I tell of my service years and of being on active service in Borneo. Upon my release I became very interested and involved in the Rock n Roll music of the day, and helped form a local band in the town of Leiston in Suffolk. I also became involved in the then new sport of hang gliding. Which later lead me to strapping an engine on to my glider, and being amongst the first in the UK to pioneer the sport of Microlighting, and to set a record that still stands to this day. Eventually while working for Bernard Matthews I upped my family and immigrated to New Zealand, to help build a new factory in a small county town of Waipukurau on the North Island. Where I experienced a complete new style of living that my family and I all enjoyed, and took to it like ducks to water. It was a taste of what was to come when after three years I once again up rooted my family and move over the ditch as they say to Australia, but that’s another story?
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'Royal Marines' 350 Years
'Royal Marines' 350 Years, is a brief history of the Royal Marines that were formed on 28th October 1664 by King Charles II. It describes some of its history up to the present day. Along with its traditions that have moulded Royal Marines into what has always been one of the finest fighting military forces in the world.
'Aldeburgh' Photo Memories 2014
'Aldeburgh' Photo Memories 2014 is a collection of photo's that were taken during a short holiday stay in the town during September 2014. It's my way of being able to remember the trip and to also allow my friends and family to enjoy what Aldeburgh has to offer.
'Correcting History' Who Invented The Modern Hang Glider
The invention of the Modern Hang Glider seems to have been shrouded in mystery and incorrect information for many years. It is only now with the luxury of hindsight, very fast computers, IT media and our constant quest for more and more information, that the story has been slowly unravelled. I'm not sure if it would have been possible fifteen or twenty years ago, as earlier hang gliding historians
An Easy Guide To Self Publish Your E-book
This short book will enabled you to self publish your work in E-book format with Smashwords.com. It's valuable information that can get you started on a literary career. It's short, basic, and very easy to follow. It covers the so called tricks of the trade and mistakes that I learnt along the way. Explaining to the reader a rough idea of what will or won't be accepted with their publication.
Englishman Michael J. Thompson served in Vietnam during 1968. He had his own ideas of jungle training, fighting and warfare that he had learnt while serving in other conflicts around the world. Where they had worked well and saved many lives. His golden rule was 'To see but not be seen, and eat nothing red'.
The Kansas Rascal
Bradley Newman meets a girl on line in another country. Thinking he is in love, he springs a surprises visit on here, only to be surprised himself. Thing were not as he expected.
John is in a great relationship with his partner until the day she disappears. His friends and the locals turn against him, thinking that he has done something wrong. Luckily he befriends somebody who takes him for who he is. However, he is in for a shock and an ending that he did not expect.
Matthew has been discharged from the British Army after serving 22 years. He returns to Suffolk and the small country side town of Stowmarket, in which he grew up. At first he finds it hard to settle back into the life he once knew. Finding it hard to obtain employment with skills he had picked up while in the Army. However, a shock awaits him when it comes to finding himself a girl friend.
The Autumn Reunion
While surfing on line James meets up with an old school flame, from way back. He agrees to escort her to an upcoming school reunion in Stowmarket. In doing so he also meets up with a few other earlier girl friends and although he was not looking for a new partner, he does find a few who are interested. However, a big surprise awaits him with an ending that catches him completely by surprise.
Almost Total Recall
Almost Total Recall an Autobiography by Terry Aspinall. From 1943 to 2014. Who served in the Royal Marines in Borneo during the Emergency Campaign. Became involved in Hang Gliding during 1973-74 and several Rock n Roll bands around the world. The highlight being when he and a couple of friends managed to change the history of the Modern Hang Glider. 388,455 Words and 1091 Pages.
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