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A Singapore Fling: An AB's Far-Flung Adventure

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A Singapore Fling: An AB's Far-Flung Adventure by Peter Broadbent

Having survived the notorious Training Establishment HMS Ganges and 'cut his teeth' onboard HMS Bermuda, Peter Broadbent believed that he was equipped for anything the Royal Navy could throw at him. For 18 incident-filled months (1962-64) he 'did his bit' onboard HMS Lincoln caught up in the Malaysian Crisis, on the other side of the world. For the young sailor, this meant visiting every corner of the Far East from Singapore, Hong Kong and Osaka, to Manila, Sandakan and Lankawi. The nature of the Crisis seemed to pass him by, as he was more interested in acquiring a suntan, picnicking on sandy beaches, buying his first pair of flip-flops, exploring Bugis Street, downing bottles of Tiger beer, and avoiding the clutches of 'Suzie Right', 'Calamity Jayne' and a girl with bad teeth known as 'Piano'. Along the way, he crossed the equator, qualified as an AB, tasted his first rum ration, manned a Kumpit Boarding Party in search of enemy vessels, and spent a week tramping through the jun...

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Pages: 332
Size: 2.9 MB
Publisher: Chaplin Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781909183742 (DRM-EPUB)

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