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Soldier of the Sixties is an account of a very ordinary soldier serving in extraordinary circumstances - a historical record of what it was like to serve in the British Army more than fifty years ago. This story will be of great interest to anyone who is serving or has served in the military of any country, especially those soldiers who have a little of the Lawrence of Arabia spirit.
In this latest book, Craftsman Leigh's story continues with his adventures in Aden, Yemen, Bahrain, Trucial Oman, and finally, British Guiana. The stories are true. The times were very different....
Robin Leigh was born in Hampshire, England, in 1940. His father, a thrice-wounded WWI veteran, worked in a factory where Spitfire airplanes were manufactured. One of Robin's fondest childhood memories is climbing into the cockpit of a Spitfire and pretending to fly it. During his service with the British Army, Robin served in Germany, Gibraltar, Libya, Aden, Yemen, Bahrain, Trucial Oman (now the United Arab Emirates), and British Guiana (now Guyana). He has also been a deep-sea diver, commercial fisherman, pilot, flight instructor, and taxi owner/driver. He has published one previous memoir, and some of his adventures were chronicled in an article in the British magazine Diver. Now retired, Robin is seventy-eight years old. He lives with his beloved wife Sandra on Vancouver Island....