I am now retired and spend a lot of my time writing My book, “YOU TWO! FALL IN – IN THREE RANKS!” ISBN 9781847538383 can be purchased from http://stores.lulu.com/john_silkstone is about some of the funny incidents that happened while I was serving in the British Army from 5th November 1956 to 1st June 1981
There were bad times and good times. I’m glad to say that the good outweighed the bad. The good times stay with you and, thankfully, the bad fade into antiquity.
I met many brave and outstanding people in my time; they performed their duty for Queen and Country in true military fashion. The surprising thing was that these outstanding men were the bane of the depot drill sergeant’s life. They had two left feet, couldn’t swing their arms and, once dressed in uniform; they resembled a sack of potatoes tied around the middle with string. One soon learnt that the old saying ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ couldn’t be more apt.
In the telling, many details are left out or taken for granted. The tales themselves are honed on the storytellers’ stone to suit the audience. Items or events are deleted or added to enhance the tale in its best light. In reality, after many recitations by others and me, the truth is often a million miles away from the actual facts.
I've also co authored four Sci Fi with a friend of mine and we are now working on our fifth book. Still looking for a publisher.
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Hi John... Didn't know you were a member here !
Nice to hear from you mate.
My book going ' Fairly ' well, but we are in a recession !
Haven't seen you on Forces Poetry for a while.
If you dont mind I'm going to use your Book Mark Network photo, on my ' Forces Poetry Mugshots page ' on my website:
POETRY FROM TOM MCGREEVY
My website has grown like ' Jacks beanstalk ', and even have my own forum on there ( why not pop in and say hello ? )
Forces Poetry book launch in Brighton UK, went brill, and meeting & chatting to that great lady ( our Patron ), Dame Vera Lynn was a once in a lifetime experience !
' Voices of the Poppies ' book on sale from:
Nice to hear from you again John
Best to you and yours
Tom Mcgreevy ( UK )