Afghanistan- An end note

  Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it! Winston Churchill in a speech to the ‘House of Commons’ 1948 It’s the anniversary of 9/11 and it’s with a heavy heart that I finally write a post about the abandonment of Afghanistan. I just wanted to wait until the last British and US soldier had actually … Read More

George (Trog) Royal- A Tribute

Hi friends and readers Just a timely post to remember a true Royal Marine and loyal oppo, the irrepressible, unreplaceable, Trog Royal, who passed away today ten years ago. Trog was a legendary character who was both a Colour Sergeant in RMR Bristol and a serving Police officer and a full-time self defence instructor for the Met in the good old … Read More

The passing of a true patriot!

Hi Guys I thought I needed to comment on the passing of one of the most passionate British patriots of this century. A man who died just before he reached a glorious century on earth, And what can we learn from Prince Phillip and the Royal Marines former Captain-General?  I would like to tell it with reference to what Royal … Read More

An Evil Shadow Falls. Free for a month on Kindle Unlimited

Hi Guys, check this deal out. The final book of the Sam Holloway Trilogy is free if you are signed up with Kindle Unlimited. I hope you enjoy the final part of this adventure. It starts with a plot to commit mass murder on the twentieth anniversary of the Twin Towers and ends on a stormy night in the middle … Read More

An Evil Shadow Falls- What comes next?

Hi Guys I have been asked the question above and I’m not quite sure of the answer? It’s quite a strange feeling when you actually finish a book and it finally gets published. It is elation but tinged with the tiniest feeling of loss. Something that you’ve written over a two-year period has gone and it leaves a bit of … Read More

An Evil Shadow Falls is released!

Hi Guys Exciting news for me personally and for all my friends and readers who have been asking about the new book. The final part of the trilogy An Evil Shadow Falls is now available both as an ebook and in print. This is the final book in the trilogy and I hope it’s a fitting finish to a story that starts … Read More

The Rain in Spain!

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, apparently? but it also hits the Costa Blanca sometimes and we have had three days of pretty persistent rain of ‘Dartmoor’ type consistency.  Happy memories of that old “If it ain’t raining it’s not training” ethos of the Corps! I don’t expect any sympathy from you guys suffering a proper icers … Read More

Happy New Year

Hi friends, family, and readers Can I wish you all a much better year than the one we have just suffered! The year 2020 will always be one that we would all never repeat unless you made masks or were involved in supermarket chains or takeaway sites. If I hear the advert for ‘Just Eat’ again I will need a scrap … Read More

What a terrible year!

Dear friends, oppos, and readers I must apologise for my lack of posts and general lack of motivation. It has been an awful year, no worse for me than others and terrible for many. My deepest condolences to anybody that has loved and lost someone. Covid 19 has ruined many and made fortunes for many others, so 2020 has sort … Read More

That time of year!

Hi Guys and Girls It’s that time of year again when I think of those comrades that I’ve sadly lost in different conflicts over the years from Northern Ireland, to Iraq and Afghanistan. I have recently had the great pleasure to chat with my old mate Andy Shaw of ‘The Mountain Way’ on the subject. Andy was a legendary character … Read More