There are a few disconnects between my memories and his account of certain events. I'm worried that the problem may be with my ability to recall them with any accuracy. Early stage dementia?
I did find the narrative to be at times a bit cheesy and at others to be a touch hagiographic. I have sometimes felt a tiny bit embarrassed.
My youngest has picked the book up a few times and read certain passages and he now seems to think I'm some sort of hero. It won't last, thank goodness.
While I am here, I have to say that it was never drummed into me to isolate the fore ends and rig for escape without a nod from authority. I must have reported sick on the day in training when that was covered.