As a child, the author dreamt of action, adventure, and foreign travel. At the age of 20, he took the first tentative steps towards achieving those goals; he joined Her Majesty’s Royal Navy as an Artificer Apprentice.
Beyond the Waves follows his progress from a naive recruit at HMS Raleigh, to a Petty Officer Weapons Engineer in charge of his own section aboard the aircraft-carrier, HMS Invincible.
Join him as he travels the world from the frozen Arctic Circle, to the blistering heat of the Sahara; from the tranquil Caribbean Islands, to the mysteries of Oriental Japan.
Share his adventures as he encounters typhoons in the South China Seas, conducts Pirate Patrols, and has a close-call with an IRA terrorist. Experience the excitement as he chases drug-smuggling ships, gets attacked by fruit bats, and patrols the Persian Gulf.
This is a story of fun and excitement, and of voyages to foreign shores. Often humorous, it is the true story of Royal Navy life in the 80’s and 90’s. It is the story of my Navy Years…
Beyond the Waves is the first book in “The Memoir Series.”
Andrew Heasman was born in London, but has always had the travel-bug. Having joined the Royal Navy at the age of 20, he travelled the world, rising through the ranks to become a Petty Officer aboard the aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible. His next career path saw him become a police officer in rural Lincolnshire, and finally, he gave it all up to become a SCUBA diving instructor, following the sun as he worked his way around the globe. Currently living in Staffordshire, he has put his experiences down in writing.
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