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Top Customer Reviews
An absolute MUST buy!!!
Desperately awaiting the second instalment now :)
Bell and Deacon have found a way of describing what it is to be one of the anti-elite, an ordinary squaddie, in way that is amusing but truthful. If you served, are serving or are thinking about it, you need to read this book. I can't wait for the sequel. This goes right up there with Milligan, and the Virgin Soldiers series.
To anyone with any connection to the Armed Forces, especially the close family and friends still struggling to understand how their Little Johnny could leave one morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to serve his country. Then return a few months later a depraved, drunken womanizer, speaking in a foreign language and displaying a completely warped sense of humour. The answers are here.
Never mind Andy McKnob and Chris Ryebread, this is the pukka stuff!
The reality of the Incidents rang true on so many occasions, even though the names were changed to protect the (not so) innocent we all know the characters . . .
Excellently written and is a must for any squaddie, ex squaddie or even anyone that even knows a squaddie !
The humour was still the same the 'beastings' were still the same. The 'drill pigs' were still the same (they all get trained at Pirbright).
I've recommended this to my friends, colleagues and family members so not just to ex-squaddies or ex-military, although, it may seemed aimed at those.
This is one of 3 books and so far and I've only read this one but I think they have a typical Spike Milligan style.
There's talk of this going to screen albeit a T.V. one off maybe but I'd like to see what comes out - I'm not sure about the clip that's on You-tube though there's something not quite right about it. The careers office looks like something from 1951, my own in Middlesbrough was quite crispy new compared to that one in the clip.
No, I never had to do any star-jumps at the attestation or interviews maybe a bit too much ad-lib.
Anyway a cracking read and I couldn't stop laughing till the end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this yesterday afternoon and finished it this morning having laughed my way through the night. So many really funny experiences written as one or two-liners. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Roarton
It brought back memories both good and bad! Well worth a read, I am looking forward to the next book detailing the Belize adventures.Published 24 days ago by Karl Burbridge
I joined the army in 1985 just like our hero so I could really relate how ever I was 3rd royal green jackets not signals. Read morePublished 1 month ago by martin aris
Absolutely hilarious from start to finish. Made me instantly buy the 2nd book and read both within 4 days. Couldn't put them down.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Hilarious. Brought back so many memories of being an Army apprentice.Published 2 months ago by Kev Scrivener
Anyone who went to an army apprentice college will not stop laughing. Absolutely spot on.Published 2 months ago by IJ MOSS
A GREAT READ,,LAUGHED MY HEAD OFF AT TIMES..BROUGHT BACK LOTS OF MEMORIES OF MY OWN NATIONAL SERVICE THANKS HERBERTPublished 3 months ago by HERBERT SAVORY