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Our Lad Ricky

Michael Ruston

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ISBN 10: 1434398633 / ISBN 13: 9781434398635
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276 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 4.8in. x 0.8in.There are countless books currently available which highlights the tragedies and hardships of service life. This book is a tongue in cheek look at the lighter side of military training. It covers my enlistment into the Royal Engineers after four previously unsuccessful attempts resulting from ill health. My subsequent 19 weeks training as a Sapper in southern England. I found myself caught up in many hilarious and outlandish situations, from my arrival to my passing out parade. The book will delight those who enjoy humorous light reading. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781434398635

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Title: Our Lad Ricky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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There are countless books currently available which highlights the tragedies and hardships of service life. This book is a tongue in cheek look at the lighter side of military training. It cover's my enlistment into the Royal Engineers after four previously unsuccessful attempts resulting from ill health. My subsequent 19 weeks training as a Sapper in southern England. I found myself caught up in many hilarious and outlandish situations, from my arrival to my passing out parade. The book will delight those who enjoy humorous light reading.

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For many years my family and friends have tried to pursuade me to put pen to paper and write my autobiography. They have witnessed first hand the humorous and often hillarious stories I would tell over a glass of red wine or an ice cold beer. Forced to retire in August 2007 to care for my wife who suffers from acute bi-polar disorder I finally had the opportunity to do as they wished. Provided with a 'steam driven' lap top by my daughter I sat down and wrote 'Our Lad Ricky'. I was born in Smethwick, West Midlands and raised in Whittington Barracks, Lichfield in Staffordshire. As my father also served in the Royal Engineers and I did not see him until I was going on seven years of age. He served in Korea and in Christmas Islands. When my father left the army in 1955, I went to live in West Bromwich in the heart of the Black Country. In the 1950s and 1960s this part the country was Englands industrial heartland, the steel and motor industries in particular. As a result of the huge amount of air pollution prevalent during those years I suffered badly with asthma and feared that my life long dream of following in my fathers footsteps would be denied me. However, with a little trickery, and the support of a close school chum, who sat my enlistment medical on my behalf, I did eventually succeed in enlisting. During the 24 years that followed I served all over the world in a variety of capacities. I even, to the amazement of those who remember me as a child and as a scrawning seven stone teenager, succeeded in obtaining by sheer guts and determination the coveted Green Beret.

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