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Maralinga Man: Tales of the Squadron Leader

Maralinga Man: Tales of the Squadron Leader

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This collection of humorous anecdotes follows Squadron Leader Folly, an ex-Second World War hero whose only friend is Johnny Walker Black Label whisky. The stories, told by the Squadron Leader’s long-suffering young second-in-command Flight Lieutenant Gooner, are set in the nuclear testing range at Maralinga, South Australia during the 1959 to 1960 test series and later in London and Scotland.

Some Royal Air Force personnel appear and disappear, and farce and chaos reign. Through it all the Squadron Leader, with his strict discipline and wicked humour, looms very large indeed.

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About the Author

Sir Arthur G. Lawrence has had an eclectic career - RAF officer, professional boxer, accountant, surveyor, investment fund manager, film producer/distributor, and theatrical angel. He has also been a senior executive in three of the largest PLCs in Europe. A keen advocate of the arts - particularly film and theatre - he is a former member of BAFTA, and currently a member of the Rose Theatre, Kingston and the British Film Institute. An all-round sportsman in his youth, Sir Arthur still plays golf and table-tennis. His published titles are Suicide in Mind and Maralinga Man: Tales of the Squadron Leader, and he lives in Kingston, Surrey.

Book Details

  • Author: Sir Arthur Lawrence
  • 124 pages
  • Publication Date: 30/04/2017
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-911240-78-5