Convoycock and Riggers Book

#1
Hello, fellas.
I don't know if you guys have seen the thread in the NAAFI Bar about a book that I have written with Convoy? Basically it is called 'Picking Up The Brass', and it is a purely funny story about the real every day life in the mob. It was written as an antidote to the current 'Black tape across the eyes and big tasche killer in the night' genre that has swamped military book shelves.
The reason I am putting up an additional post in here is because both myself and Convoy are Ex Sigs and the book follows a character going through Harrogate in the mid 80s then on to various working units including a tour in Belize. So to all intents and purposes it is the life story of about 80 - 90% of you guys.
If anyone wants to see the feedback/reviews that we have had so far, check out the sticky at the top of the NAAFI.
If you do fancy getting a copy then PM me or Convoycock and we will endeavour to help.
To sum up, if, like me, you ever thought "I wish someone would write a book about the Army and tell it like it really is." Then this is the book for you.
Thanks lads.
 
#3
Recommended. Rawson, Rawson, Rah Rah Rah.

Although the rigger is a bit of a nig...
 
#5
just ordered but the

This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *CONVOYCOCK".

is going to take a bit of explaining!!!
 
#6
Wife just collared me paying £17.75 to convoycock, not a happy teddy bear. The "ist just a book about squaddie life" story is not washing.
 
#7
I sent mine off, should be something to do over a very long six months. Needless to say I will pay you royalties when I rent it out.
 
#8
Ordered mine on Monday evening. I may need to do some explaining if anyone sees my bank statement with 'CONVOYCOCK' on there. Still, should be worth it.
 
#9
Highly Recommended!!

Its Fecking GGRRREEEAAAT! If you went through Harrogate, its a must have, and proves finally that the older boy's didn't have it any different from us sprog's who went through in 92. (hey that rhymes).
 
#10
92 ! You fcuking Nig. Is the ink still wet on your ID Card.
 
#12
morsemonkey said:
Rigger I hope this one is more accurate than the fable you wrote about rigging in NI
Mate, if I wrote that, you can bum me to death with a pineapple.
Although as I explained to bowman, I was climbing in the province around that time, but the book 'Rigger' had nothing to do with me.
However if I am totally honest, 'Rigger' did semi-inspire us to write 'Picking up the brass' but only as a complete antithisis.
Ask any of the lads who have read our book, if there are any references to special forces or if there is any big timing, then I'll shove a TUAAM down my jap's eye, and change my name to Yasser ARFAT!
As previously stated, this is pure humour.
 
#13
Mine arrived yesterday morning, my life went on hold for a day and I finished it in the evening. A top read, highly recommended, should be compulsory reading for anybody who went through Harrogate.
Assuming its semi-auto biographical, which one of you went spit roasting the prozzy in Belize (or was it both of you?)?
 
#14
Just started reading the book. As a 72C Rawson recruit - I can say thats just how it was !! Well done both guy !!
 
#15
the_rigger said:
.....if there are any references to special forces or if there is any big timing, then I'll shove a TUAAM down my jap's eye, and change my name to Yasser ARFAT!
Page 44, last paragraph - get going, Yasser! :twisted:

Seriously, the book's a great exercise in nostalgia, and I'll happily recommend it - good job!

Best wishes

Don
 
#16
Ordered mine yesterday - looking forward to any Mr Barratt quotes and locker inspections quotes like "whats this hair doing on your razor ? you fezzing little S*it"

- what hair?

- You calling me a liar (Trapped)

Hours spent on full locker inspection o/s Guard room in 2's - then had to drag locker back upstairs for morning inspection... character building stuff :twisted:
 
#17
ordered mine today too. looking forward to tales of boots and bed blocks flying out the windowns the night before pass off!!!! aaaahhhhhh quality days.

SW/NC 073 have you taken any more flying lessons on your bike?
 
#18
Recieved my copy on Saturday, spent most of the weekend laughing on the sofa, about halfway through at the moment, makes a real change to read a book that you can totally relate to, it describes exactly the induction into AAC Harrogate (88C). Looking forward to read more today.

Quality Read, I recommend this book to all.

Many thanks guys. :D
 
#19
Finally finished it. Went on a quick trip and left the twatting thing on my bedside table.

Bloomin excellent..........although you did have it a bit easier than us (79C), but would let you off for being Rawson.

Fantastic read, when is the next installment.
 
#20
Got the book through a few days ago but didnt get the chance to start it until yesterday morning (saturday) when i got into work. just finished it now one day later, also in work.
WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY FECKING GOOD READ!!!!
I found myself laughing and sniggering to myself all the way through and getting strange looks off work mates. The Harrogate phases are oh so true even tho i was only a baby wannabe tech at the time!!!
Ill be getting book 2 as soon as it comes available.

recommended read for anyone (except my mum who has requested a read!!)
 

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