John Thomas Sargeant was not an officer or even an NCO for that matter, he never rose above the rank of Private, nor did he ever want to.
He had a secret to keep, that would see the end of his army life, if it were ever
found out, but what was he really looking for, why was he in the army when he
didn’t have to be, this is the story of his time in the army and some of the people he met along the way.
The crudeness of soldier’s speech and behaviour is a well known fact and is represented in this novel, which contains details of a sexual nature and very strong language. Readers likely to find such representation disturbing or distasteful are warned.
Some characters and events in this novel are based on real people and events, some characters and events are fictitious.
I will leave the reader to make up their own mind about what is real and what is fiction.
Also see: 'More Time in the Army' the sequel to 'Once Upon a Time in the Army.