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Bad Lads: RAF National Service Remembered

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Between 1945 and 1963, over two and a half million eighteen year olds were called up for national service. Alf Townsend was one of them, and here he tells his story - the highs and lows of life as a lowly Aircraftman Second Class in the early '50s. Before national service intervened, Alf was 'heading down the criminal road at top speed', having grown up in a north London slum, where money was short and local villains were revered. This book is a warts and all account of Alf Townsend's time in the RAF, when he was transplanted into a completely new world of misfits and officer types, rogues and entertainers, all amusingly described in the author's inimitable style.

About the Author

Alf Townsend has been a London cabbie for forty years. His first book for Sutton Publishing, Cabbie, was published in 2003. Alf lives in Hampstead.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750941549
Author:
Townsend, Alf
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
National service
Subject:
Airmen - Great Britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 0.59 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » British Military
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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