Mikes story, together with Beaver Shaw's "Chopper Tech" gives an accurate account of helicopter operations during the Rhodesian War 1965-1980. Mike justifiably earned the Silver Cross of Rhodesia for his daring exploits - the sort of combat pilot one wants on your side when the fertilizer hits the fan. In peacetime, this pilot will be a headache for Glass Palace bumpf jugglers who have to account for expenditures. His time with the Scouts and particularly imprisonment in Zambia will also make compelling reading.
Brings back many memories of my days in the Rhodesian army. A great read
The book brought back many wonderful memories. Having lived through this period with Mike, I found the book an excellent read. His sharp wit added a delightful, personal touch to an otherwise fierce, and sometimes very sad, war. It brought to life again, after forty years, an intimate and poignant picture of air operations in, and beyond the front line.
Mike has a very easy writing style, full of humour and pathos. Very original account of the Rhodesian bush war from the pilots' seat of the Alouette. Unputdownable! Hope there is a sequel about his time in the Scouts.