Former Royal Navy officer Roger Paine charts the ups and downs of Royal Naval life, both ashore and afloat, in this delightfully irreverent, and occasionally indiscreet, collection of "yarns" here to be savoured and treasured.
edition published 2012 by Fireship Press, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
ISBN: 978 1 61179 201 0
137 pages plus 3 of adverts. 152 mm. x 230 mm. x 4 mm.
A glossy illustrated card bound book (PB) in at least NEAR FINE condition. No inscriptions. As New?
PRICE £8.50 incuding UK postage (Please email for overseas quote).
Back cover blurb
Do you know where the expression "grog" comes from? Or what happened when the admiral's parrot was seasick? Or why a gun-toting generalissimo in the Philippines distributed medals from a shoebox? Or have you heard about a cat called Oscar who was sunk with the German battleship Bismarck in World War II but survived to be sunk twice more in the ships which rescued him?
The answers to these questions, and other true salty stories, can be found in this book by former Royal Navy officer Roger Paine, as he charts the ups and downs of life, both ashore and afloat. Together with recipes for rum punch and rum Christmas cake, plus the traditional RN toasts for each and every day of the week, this delightfully irreverent, and occasionally indiscreet, collection of "yarns" is here to be savoured and treasured.
This page’s background is (as well as part of the cover of this book) adapted from the delightful cartoons on the free endpapers of the twelfth edition of Ward, Lock & Co.'s "The Wonder Book of the Navy" drawn by the illustrator Thomas Maybank.