"Voice from the Stars -
A Pathfinder's Story"
This book contains a very personal story commencing when the writer
grew up during depression years in Western Australia. Air Force
experiences in Australia
and with the RAF in England followed. During wartime flights he and his
British crew experienced many near disasters including escape from a
burning Halifax aircraft over Cleckheaton near Leeds.
It is a compassionate story
of the making of a pilot and the crew who flew with him though 62
operations flying from Italy with the 614 Squadron of the RAF.
The book reveals the
feelings engendered in these men during the violence and superaction
into which they were thrust.
Running through the
autobiography, a thread is detected of a man on a search. It is a
search for the meaning of existence, the purpose of life and death and
the Voice which brought him answers in the most unexpected times and
Line cartoons by one of the
flyers add humour to a riveting book.
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THE WEST AUSTRALIAN:
The voice and a miracle escape from a burning aircraft in England - the
impact of these experiences has been told in this factual account. The
observations are poignant, a book of many emotions.
P.CRIBB CBE, DSO, DFC, RAF (ret):
There is more to this book than just the reminiscences of an old war
horse. It is a moving story of endurance, felicity and warmth that will
enchant readers of all ages. I am particularly impressed with the
wealth of detail.
|Ms LY BENNETT,
(Patron PFF Assn.):
Many congratulations, your book is fascinating and so vividly written.
I felt l was in the cockpit with you experiencing the numerous
hazardous situations. The drawings are enchanting. Nor did l find the
book too technical which can so often be the case for a layman. I am
sure it will be a great success.
|D BROOK, YORKSHIRE, UK:
As a child I remember your aircraft crashing only a few hundred yards
from where I was born. My mate and I sneaked into it late in the
evening when all the guards had left and got pieces of it.
|AEROSPACE (Royal Aeronautical Society):
Something completely different. Written about the conflict fifty years
after the event, Tom Scotland answers many questions I've asked.
Clearly he and his colleagues were not supermen. Some of them had the
courage to say enough is enough.
I don't know when I've enjoyed a book so much. It was great and written
in such an excellent style. The grasp of detail amazed me and I hope it
won't be too long before the sequel is written.
|H. BOSVELD, HOLLAND:
Thank you for writing your book in such a way I
can understand the stress and tension you flyers went through I have
found it so interesting I have requested our local library to get a
|LORNA DAVEY, BUSSELTON, WA:
I've just completed reading "Voice From The
Stars" and I seem to be walking on cloud nine; perhaps one of the
clouds mentioned in such an exciting book and so difficult to put down.
|DEBBIE C, CUNDERDIN,
If felt I was reading about my father in your
book and it helped. He never talked to me about his war experiences and
now I understand why.
|ADRIENNE FISHER, NSW:
This book is an incredible story of bravery and
sacrifice and I didn't want to stop reading. You have put an era
between covers and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
An autobiography of rare candour, outlining the
thoughts and emotions of a pilot and his crew.
Constructed by Tim