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Chips for Breakfast: A Sprogs Induction into the RAF 1952-54 Terry OReilly

Chips for Breakfast: A Sprogs Induction into the RAF 1952-54

Terry OReilly

Published December 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781903953679
Paperback
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Terry OReilly volunteered for the RAF in 1953, hoping to serve only five years and learn the technical trade. He ended up serving 36 years and retired as a Warrant Officer! In this entertaining book he takes a light-hearted and nostalgic look at theMoreTerry OReilly volunteered for the RAF in 1953, hoping to serve only five years and learn the technical trade. He ended up serving 36 years and retired as a Warrant Officer! In this entertaining book he takes a light-hearted and nostalgic look at the culture-shock he experienced during the course of his his induction into the RAF of the early 1950s (including surprising discovery that chips were on the menu at every meal, including breakfast). His descriptions of the indignities and frequent absurdities of basic training will have a familiar ring to anyone who has served in the Armed Forces and they will be sure to compare them to their own experiences. This sprogs account of the RAF ground trades training machine in the 1950s is truly a worms eye view of the system and the author dedicates it to the hard-working and long-suffering drill and trade instructors of all the Armed Forces and he marvels at the way in which they continue to work miracles with the mishmash of raw material that comes their way...