by Surgeon Commander Rick Jolly RN I found out about this book from the John Nichol thread about looking for medics stories and I've not been able to put it down. What an excellent book, thoroughly recommended to all. For those that don't know, Rick Jolly was an RN Commando who commanded the surgical receiving facility in Ajax Bay during the Falklands War. His stories, ranging from the amusing (the adoption of a penguin by a load of bored booties) to the tragic (the description of the night of the bombing of Sir Galahad is truly heart-rending) are well told and gripping. Incidentally, he's also the chap who got winched down into the water (without a lifejacket or immersion suit) to pick two blokes out of the sea when HMS Ardent was hit - he's got a big brass pair as well, it seems.