A true voice of 'submarining' in the 70s and 80s. Ex POTI Chas Cooke tells the story of his life in the Royal Navy but concentrates his tale on life in submarines (boats). He writes with verve and relish, including details of ‘how it was’ that some might perhaps leave unsaid when describing their underwater experiences. The fun side, the dark side and the operational side are all here – but it is the fun side that predominates. The author obviously enjoyed, almost, every moment of his submarine career and is rightly proud to have served as a Royal Navy submariner.
If you were there – this will remind you, if you have only ever wondered about life in a cramped black tube underwater this will give you the facts – and the laughs.
“The authentic voice of a submarine senior rate. Great stuff, true dit no s***.” Command Warrant Officer (SM) Andy Rainey MBE
“A really enjoyable read. I would recommend this book to anyone. At times tears rolled down my face.” A Reader
“A comical, but sometimes serious, insight into life with the Royal Navy. The author combines his personal life with the trials and tribulations of being away from home, mostly under the waves. A very good read.” A Mansbridge