Erks On Parade

RAF humour
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.

Illustrated with cartoons, this entertaining march down memory lane to the parade ground for a session of square-bashing is guaranteed to entertain anyone who served in the British Armed Forces during the post-war era.

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