|Author: John Nixon
|Price: £13.50 (R.R.P.
|Synopsis: Covering the
period 1968-1992, this book is the detailed and often introspective
autobiography of John Nixon and his career in the Royal Navy.
Leaving his village home in Brierley, South Yorkshire, at the age of
15, he entered the famous new-entry establishment, HMS Ganges. Other
shore establishments included HMS Collingwood, HMS Mercury and HMS
Sultan. His sea-going ships were the Commando Carrier HMS Bulwark
(covering the evacuation of British forces from Malta), the Frigate
HMS Falmouth (during the Falklands campaign) and the Guided Missile
Destroyer, HMS Kent. Recording the day-to-day life of a junior
rating and senior rating in the Radio Electrical Department, and
then Instructor Lieutenant, his recollections are based on the
scores of letters that were kept by his parents. Studying to gain
additional educational qualifications and early promotions represent
the 'other letters' of his story. His experiences reflect the
challenges of life at sea and within the armed services with a focus
on the positive and negative impacts on family life. On retirement
from the Navy, he entered academia at the University of York. The
final chapter includes relevant sociological and psychological
aspects of Service life and its impacts. This book will therefore be
of potential interest to those who served in the Royal Navy, and
|Book details: Paperback,
209 pages, 25 x 18 x 1 cm, 83 B&W or colour images, ISBN -
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