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Pull up a Sandbag and Pass Me a Lamp
on 3 November 2011
Warrant Officer T Halliday (Retd)
Royal Air Force Regiment 1959-1983
The book is pleasant and easy to read with no boring name dropping,
endless acknowledgements or technical jargon.
The story starts at the beginning with a young man joining the Royal Air
force where he learns the ropes at RAF Swinderby. He moves on to join
the RAF Regiment at Catterick. Some of the hilarious single minded
escapades carried out by him during his basic training leaves the reader
to wonder how he ever managed to pass out. The powers that be must have
seen the funny side.
He tells the true story of the of an airman called Matt (in reality the
author). The written detail explaining where he is in Singapore,
Butterworth, Hong Kong, Germany, Northern Ireland and other places in
the world makes the reader feel as though they are actually there. The
chapters tempt you to move on, turning the pages to see where Matt is
off to next.
This book will appeal both to the military, and non-military readers. It
is a great read with its share of dangerous situations, sadness but
mainly pleasant stories.