My elder brother was out there at that time and when I joined the army he took me to one side and for the first time, he told me about his time out there and what it was like. When I wanted to enlist, the Suez crisis was on and President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser's was threatening England France and Israel with conflict. Jim was trying to talk me out of joining because he knew what it would be like. Iím sorry to say that Jim died a week before Christmas.
I'm an ex medic. Now retired but still workin as I publish a magazine of poetry and short stories.