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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2012
Saw the book by chance a thoroughly enjoyed it. Much of the authors experiences in the RN were very familiar to me, although I was a good few years later. It produces some very good smiles and I would recommend it to anyone, especially to anyone who has been there too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2012
Anyone who has served in the R.N. will easily relate to the authors memories.
A highly entertaining read and one which I most certainly will come back to years later for another read.
"Ram-it, I'm RDP"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2012
I thought "MyLife On The Ocean Waves" by Douglas Freeman had a lot of good humour. I really liked the funny stories and jokes, definately worth a read. I thought this book was excellent and well written. Well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 September 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Having served in the Royal Navy myself during the 60's and early 70's I could relate to it all
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2012
As the author of The Captain`s Story, a book about the Royal Navy`s youngest ever Captain`s fight to help win back the Falkland Islands, and conquer his own personal demons, I can fully relate to the majority of this book.
I too joined up as a Junior Seaman in 1971. It certainly makes you grow up quicker as a fifteen year old junior in a man`s Navy, than you would in civvy street.
I know everyone`s recollections of being in the Forces will be different. Nonetheless, I believe this is an honest, truthful and entertaining account of this man`s Naval career. The author is indeed to be applauded.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2013
I really enjoyed this book. Like other reviewers I was in the Andrew a few years later than the author but I found it to be true to the experiences I remember. OK so there are lots of errors but that doesn't detract from the book for me because it brings to life the person who wrote it (I can almost feel the Doric coming through ha ha). I really like the jokes which are very typical of those I heard in the lower deck. And if you think that it recounts loads of travel and getting drunk, what do you think sailors do? - well probably best not to answer that one! Great book, totally recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2012
I really enjoyed reading this book, I found it very witty. I have read a few Royal Navy autobiographies and this book is definitely one of the funniest. I had no hesitation about leaving a good review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2013
Finished the book in three sittings,and really enjoyed it.This is the sixth book of this type,which I've read recently,and it's up there with the best of them.I found some of the other books going too deep into the technical side of their careers,especially the two stokers books.But this guy didn't over do it,with the technical stuff,he found a happy medium,focusing mainly on the antics they got up to,whilst ashore.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2012
Evokes a lot of long forgotton memories, a really good read and I only wish that I had a good memory so taht I could write down similar memories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2013
I was here two years after Douglas. I mixed his name up with that writer of WWII books, Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent), but within page one, I was chuckling at the memories he brought back so vividly. I think by 11961, certain practices he mentions, became obsolete, looking forward to reading his exploits over in the main block. R.O.M.P.T. INDEED.
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