Charlie, an early direct entrant into the Parachute Regiment from Sandhurst in 1963, he served in 3 PARA, Recruit Company, 1 PARA and 4 PARA before taking early retirement in 1971 in order to set up a sport parachute centre in Yorkshire (he was already an accomplished skydiver) and learning to fly and instruct in light aircraft. Many exciting incidents while parachuting and flying were to follow over 50 years, all of which are amusingly recounted in his autobiography “Even the Birds Stopped Singing”.
These apart, Charlie went on to become (in addition to many other achievements) Chairman of both the Royal Aero Club and the British Parachute Association, founder and team leader of the Tiger Moth Diamond Nine Display Team, senior pilot of the Joint Services Parachute Centre at Netheravon, etc, etc. The list goes on and on.
This fascinating, well-illustrated book is available direct from Charlie by calling him on his mobile 07860-247485 for £17.50 plus £2.50 p&p in the UK. Payment can be made by credit card.