Warro - The early years

Autobiographical account of the early years of the author. Covers the '50s and '60s and describes the hardships, joys and pain of growing up in a large, working class family in the English, Black Country town of Wolverhampton. Some funny moments, some sad, but most of all how it really was back then when luxuries were rare and the soles of shoes got repaired with cuttings from cardboard boxes.

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About Mervyn Finch

Mervyn Finch, MBE, was born in Wolverhampton, England, in 1951. He was one of fourteen siblings in a working-class family. Merv left school at the age of fifteen to find work as a trainee carpenter, before signing up in 1970 for service in the British Army. He spent twenty-two years as a telecommunications specialist in the Royal Corps of Signals. He served in units as diverse as Maritime, Armoured, Tactical Air Support, Special Forces, and with the only tactical electronic warfare regiment in the British Army. He attained the rank of Warrant Officer Class One, and was awarded the prestigious “Member of the British Empire” (MBE) medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1988.

On retirement in 1992, and after a short, if somewhat colourful career in Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) with a security consultancy firm in the south of England, Merv worked for ten years as a technical trainer and training instructional designer with a well-known telecommunications equipment manufacturer.

Merv is married, has two adult children, and now lives in Canada, where he has attained citizenship and started his own business (www.course-we-can.com).
In addition to writing he also carries out art commissions and illustrations. You can purchase Merv’s books on line by visiting his website at; www.mervynfinch.com

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