Erks On Parade

ISBN 1-84683-063-X
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by Graham Wise
A humorous look at the life of an ordinary RAF Airman in the 1950s

Publisher's Warning

Readers are advised that this book may induce life-threatening levels of laughter and self-recognition in any armed forces veteran who remembers the era depicted.

In this enjoyable book Graham Wise and cartoonist Roy Yates take a light-hearted look at the life of a typical 'erk' or ordinary airman in the Royal Air Force of the 1950s.

Whether ‘regular’ or ‘conscript’, everyone had to undergo the rigours of the initial training procedure and for young men fresh from school and the comforts of home, the spartan conditions of postwar training camps came as a nasty surprise.

Few who underwent it will ever forget the experience of being kitted-out with their first uniform at the camp stores, or ‘bull nights’, ‘kit inspections’ and ‘square-bashing’ under the ever-watchful eye of the dreaded Corporal Drill Instructors.

All this and more is described and depicted within these pages in a humorous way that is sure to amuse anyone who served in the RAF of the 1950s.

details: softback | 140 x 205 mm | 140 pages | text and cartoons
genre: military humour/ air force humour / RAF humour
readership: military veterans / general readers
themes: RAF in postwar years | life in the Armed Forces