A Game of Sailors

by Ken Evans



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/6/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781524632748
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781524632755

About the Book

The title, ‘A Game of Sailors’ was taken from a favourite phrase used on the Flight Deck, whilst in action in 1956, perhaps more as a rebellious than amusing statement; but to me it summed up the jaunty spirit of the men who flew the planes and those who kept them flying. But this story is also about ‘growing up’, and how even the smallest and strangest experiences can leave their mark, and even shape a tiny bit of history! Suez was the last real engagement by a Royal Navy Fleet, and Concorde project was the realization of an Aviators dream; and all the other bits and pieces of Service life during the 1950s and 60s, added together, seems now to have been the most exciting time to be living. Certainly the times were a-changing, they changed us, and they changed the world.

About the Author

Ken Evans has taught Philosophy and Social Sciences mainly in European Universities, and also in the Philippines. His main interests are in Intercultural Studies, and has published both academic and fiction, combining historical and social comment. He served in the flying branch of the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, and saw active service in Suez 1956. He also worked on the Concorde Project as a Test Engineer. Since then, up until his retirement, he was a full-time Academic with international teaching experience.