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- DescriptionBy his own admission, Mark Ormrod was a 'gravel belly', a 'bootneck' marine who loved nothing more than being in the heart of the action when things kicked off. It's what he was trained to do, all he'd ever wanted, and he relished the prospect of a tour of duty in Afghanistan. And then the unthinkable happened.
- Author BiographyMarine Mark Ormrod, known to his mates as 'Rammers', was born and brought up in Plymouth, Devon and joined the Royal Marines at the age of seventeen. He was one of only sixteen men from a troop of sixty recruits to pass the gruelling thirty-week Commando Training Course at the first attempt, earning him the right to wear the coveted Green Beret. After taking part in the invasion of Iraq, working with a team of medics in 2003, he transferred to a 'warfighting'infantry role for the ultimate test, a frontline tour of Afghanistan in October 2007. He is now based at 42 Commando in Plymouth.
- Author(s)Marine Mark Ormrod
- PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication13/08/2009
- GenreAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBantam Press
- Out-of-print date01/04/2014
- Content NoteFull colour picture section
- Weight580 g
- Width162 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine27 mm
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- james*spencer25 Nov, 2016by
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
- mothersofinvent...21 Feb, 2012by
an emotional read..
a humbling,and at times difficult account of marks life as a royal marine and his battle back to a new normality after suffering dreadful injury..a fascinating read for me as an ex marine reservist-certainly an emotional read at times..a fascinating insight into the reality of how life is right now for royal marines,in the current climate.for anyone interested in how it really is for the guys,a must read.
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