In August 1939, five carefree Englishmen set off to the Baltic aboard a motor cruiser from the Norfolk Broads. The crew of Naromis – “Skip”, “Fattie”, Bill, Mike and “Honest George” Jones – drank beer, ogled flaxen-haired girls and caroused the streets of Cuxhaven singing “Horst Wessel” as their German companions bawled out “Land of […]
The Thames Estuary is amongst the more complex waters for yachtsmen and women to navigate in the UK. Despite the sandbanks, narrow channels, swatchways, tides and shipping, it can and is crossed easily, in comfort and with interest. None of your featureless channel waters here! The book contains 32 suggested routes between landfall waypoints off […]
WCC member and former Army Air Corps Pilot Paul Strugnell has written a book about his experiences. There are many anecdotes in Paul’s self-published 120-page memoir “Hawkeye – The Story of an Army Pilot”, which covers the period from 1970 to 1984. It chronicles the places he went to, the missions he was involved in, […]
Our press officer, Angela Lawrence, has recently published her first novel, ‘Rumour’. It is set in Suffolk during the First World War and is based on a true story. It tells the story of a village schoolmaster and his wife who become caught up in a spy scandal at the start of the war, simply […]
Club Member Judy Clements recounts in her book how living aboard ‘Fram’ might have been testing, frightening and exhilarating – but it was never mundane.