On the Wire

by Dave Peel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781456778057
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781456778064
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467893190

About the Book

Since qualifying as a Royal Navy `Search and Rescue Diver' and `Aircrewman' at the beginning of the seventies I have operated from Warships, North Sea oil rigs and UK SAR flights for nearly forty years. This includes tours as the Chief Aircrewman on both military flights and civilian flights contracted to HM Coastguards.

The incredible camaraderie shared with the many crews I have worked with has helped me through awkward times and it has been a privilege to have worked with them all. I have been honest with my feelings, covering personal problems, the fears faced on difficult jobs, mistakes made in the early days, despair during unsuccessful tasks and the euphoria felt after the many successful rescues.

About the Author

Dave Peel was born in Bolton, Lancashire, and at the age of 11 went to a naval boarding school (Royal Hospital School) in Suffolk. In 1961, at the age of 15, he joined the Royal Navy. A few years after joining he was fortunate enough to take a trip in a Search & Rescue (SAR) Helicopter, after which he had only one desireā€¦ to become a Search & Rescue Diver.

Since qualifying, he has been at the forefront of UK helicopter coordinated Search & Rescue, a career that has spanned almost forty years and has witnessed many changes since the early days.

Dave currently lives with his wife Margaret in Lee-on-the-Solent, Southern England. He has enjoyed his career to the full, and will take many enduring memories with him into retirement.