By Nigel Springthorpe

The 12 months is 1955. A time whilst overseas commute is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 12 months outdated nationwide provider conscript from Plymouth, reveals himself published to the opposite aspect of the realm. quickly after his arrival at RAF Changi, Singapore, he's despatched on indifferent responsibility to a staging publish on a distant island within the South China Sea, with regards to the mainland of Borneo.

His 9 month journey of responsibility there's jam-packed with a succession of surprising studies 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 ways East, he's left to mirror at the knowledge of a last-minute marriage thought sooner than his departure from England.

His years of provider for Queen and nation accomplished, he returns domestic to re-adjust to civilian existence, 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 recommendations are full of stories of the his time in a foreign country, rather the camaraderie among his fellow males. A re-union of former colleagues happens yet with extraordinary consequences...

A good way from house is a piece of fiction encouraged via the author’s own stories. It paints a wickedly funny and perceptive photograph from an period while nationwide carrier was once accredited virtually with out query. Given the ongoing debate of the desirability of re-introducing a few type of obligatory army carrier, this novel throws a gentle on how, over part a century in the past, one younger guy coped a ways from home.

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