The adventures of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15 and served for twelve years.
The story is told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boys training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic Games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale,tempered with dark moments of despair as he visits islands in the South Pacific,tours Hong Kong,Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal en-route to Malta and Gibraltar. Patrols Iceland during the Cod Wars, and plunges to crush depth aboard a submarine. This is a voyage not to be missed