A Gordon For Me

One Man's Experience of National Service

Introducing A Gordon For Me

The Gordon Highlanders

Brian's latest book, "A Gordon For Me", about the Gordon Highlanders in Cyprus in 1955 and 1956 will soon be available.

Read about the action of the First Battalion during 1955 and 56 from the point of view of a private soldier. Learn how politics caused the waste of 371 British lives during the conflict including sixteen of our own. Many of those killed were National Servicemen. This book is dedicated to those sixteen young Gordon Highlanders who did not come home. Those are the men that Brian remembers at any memorial ceremony. They would all have been 80 years plus today. 

Ringwood Publishing

An honest and brave account of National Service in the 1950’s. Brian spares no detail in his story, from simple farmer’s son to a Gordon Highlander.

60 years ago Brian Robertson left his family farm to undergo two years of National Service. From Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Copenhagen to Cyprus, Brian experienced much, much more than the average farm-hand ever would. What starts off as an exploration of the eclectic nature of the army, takes a dark twist down the obedience, ruthlessness, and brutality of training and conflict. This book is not a celebration of war.

Review

 
Mixin his doses

Enjoying ur book, found this part funny, pure jock banter at its best lol “Jesus, Corporal,” he said to Kevin with a very pained look on his face, “A hope ye can help me. I’ve bin mixinmadoses.” He promptly opened his fly and thumped his huge thick and bloody member onto the table right next to Kevin’s plate. Kevin jumped a mile. “For Christ sake, Jock. What the hell is that?” Turned out it was a raw turkey neck Jock had come across in his kitchen duties. This was the time of the dreaded rabbit disease myxomatosis. Mind you, Jock really had ‘mixed his doses’ in the past which made the situation all the more plausible.

Willie Stone
via The TA Gordon Highlanders Facebook Page
13 Dec 2017

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