Terry Thompson

Terry Thompson found his beginnings in small towns on the prairies during the forties.

His memoir describes his early life in the rural communities of the west, the assertion of his independence and his quest for adventure.

He describes his basic training as an airman in the RCAF leading to pilot training and his commission in the air force. His adventures during his early days in the service are not unlike that of others who joined Canada's military during the evolution of the cold war.

They were all young men who believed in their country and had been instilled with a duty to defend democracy in an unsettled world.

The author witnessed most aspects of the cold war from a military perspective. In his two tours at National Defense Headquarters, he was able to observe first-hand the wilful dismantling of the military structures leading to the lamentable state of today's armed forces.

Following his retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1981 after thirty-one years Read More chevron_right