on 23 December 2016 5 stars
Interesting, informative and entertaining. I had no idea
things like this were going on. Good read!!
11.on 9 November 2016 5 Stars
Bought this book so l would have more idea of the work
my late husband work. Although a different era etc some of their reminiscences overlapped. A big thank you for book version.
12. on 5 November 2016 5 Stars
excellent account of life in the services.
on 4 January 2017 5 Stars
I remember in 1969, having been posted to RAF Digby as
a Special Operator (Voice), that briefings were given by SIB types on the Brittain case. It was all fascinating, but Brittain's "recruitment" especially so. Apparently he made an anonymous phone call to the Soviet Embassy volunteering his services and this
was intercepted. A linguist who was called in offered a profile of the caller based on his accent and speaking style, along the lines: "Originally from within 30 miles south of the Trent (I don't remember the exact detail) and probably serving in HM Forces..."
Subsequently Brittain was reported by his CO for debt problems and two-and-two were put together, his home was searched and multiple electric shavers were found (a sure sign of guilt in those days). The decision to arrest him was made after he took evasive
measures when driving to London. That is what we were told, for what it is worth. Fascinating times!
5.0 out of 5 stars Did it,no teeshirt.
Reviewed in the United
Kingdom on 23 April 2016
I enjoyed this read,I joined in 1962 and went through the same meat grinder,but in the army version,peculiar shift patterns,long hours with headphones,writers cramp until the army realised typewriters
had been invented,had many a chuckle reading it and recommend to anyone who wants an insight to this service trade,IF,'you need to know'!!
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a tecnical book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2018
Firstly if you are looking for a technical type of book, as i expected
you are out of luck. The title, cover and reviews made me believe this. It does have a tendancy to ramble and has lotd of stories that don't seem ti really go anywhere and at times had me skipping paragraphs. It is more a "capture" of life in the 50's 60's
etc which some msy find of interest, but their must be better mote dedicated books for that. If you are looking for an alternate look at raf life, try sabat.
5.0 out of 5 stars Anxious to meet author
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 February 2018
Fascinating book and very anxious to congratulate the author. Please, Chris, if you read this, will you contact me so I can thank you?