This is a true account of my experiences and adventures as a National Service man serving with the Royal Air Force in the mid 1950s. While National Service was discontinued in 1961, I am sure that there are still many survivors from the period that would have their memories stirred by the events I have described.
The book covers the author’s two years serving as a National Serviceman in the RAF on number 256 night fighter squadron in Western Germany. It includes some of the author’s adventures with his comrades. The stories range from funny to slightly strange, and some just totally mad. The foreword is written by John Noakes a famous Blue Peter presenter who served with the author.
'SILVER EAGLE', het waargebeurd verhaal van Clancy Lyall. Veteraan van de Band of Brothers werd geschreven door Clancy's goede vriend Ronald Ooms.
Dit boek belicht het einde van een tijdperk waarin het persoonlijke verhaal van Clancy Lyall in zijn eigen woorden wordt verteld.
The official biography of Clancy Lyall, member of the “Band of Brothers”, made famous by Steven Spielberg's and Tom Hanks' 2001 TV-series and Stephen Ambrose's book bearing the same name. It's Clancy's story in his own words about World War 2, Korea and Indochina, as he witnessed it. Written down by his close friend, journalist Ronald Ooms.
Thornaby, 1930, saw the formation of 608 squadron Auxiliary Air Force. Remembered by some veterans as ‘the kipper patrol’, this book provides a long awaited history of a squadron remembered by many local people and recognised by both the Airman Memorial and the replica Spitfire. It serves as a lasting memory to the squadron, aerodrome and veterans.
This is the true story of a nine year old boy who at the height of the Birmingham blitz in 1941 is evacuated to a remote hamlet in south Stafforshire were he finds himself living with domestic and sanitary arrangements that had remained unaltered for over a thousand years. These experiences try a ‘tough little Brummie’ almost to the limit of his endurance.