Murray Hickling was born and raised in Bloemfontein, in the Republic of South Africa, during the Apartheid years.
His passion for military history drove him to set down his own coming-of-age-experience in the South African Defense Forces.
He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife, daughter, dog and assorted cats.
Chocolate Soldier is the true story of a young man’s coming of age in South Africa’s turbulent Apartheid years; an autobiographical account of his experience in the SADF, serving in a Mounted Infantry Unit. Set against the backdrop of Namibia’s beautiful landscape, this is a gritty story of the gruelling and hilarious experiences of an Equestrian Rifleman in the South West African Border.