The sailor, the sultan and the tiger by Mr Tony Wright
A humorous account of life aboard a Royal Navy frigate in the 1960s. I describe a voyage from the U.K. to the Far East with many adventures and mishaps on the way. The story involves active service in the Indonesian Confrontation,on river patrols with the Gurkhas and Royal Marines in the jungles of Brunei and Sarawak. A sailor’s view of the bars and night life of Hong Kong and Singapore are also described. Aiding Pacific Islanders in a time of famine were part of our duties on this adventure packed voyage.
About the Author
Tony Wright was born in the village of Clayton, nr. Bradford, in 1940. Overlooked by Hitler he attended Hanson Grammar School for Boys until leaving to be an apprentice butcher. He joined the Royal Navy in 1958 and served for nine years. Now retired, he was also a lorry driver, boxing trainer and porter/driver at a psychiatric hospital in Bradford. He survived a horrendous decline into alcoholism by attending A.A. meetings as a chucker – in. He has now lived a sober life for twenty years. He now lives the life of an eccentric recluse with his wife, Sue, a border collie and an African Grey parrot called Jake. He is currently working on a sequel to this book.