Adapt and Recover

"Adapt and Recover" which tells about two boys growing up in the 1970's in which was still known as the Ridges Estate. Michael and Lizzy Fox live in Oakwood Avenue they have friends who live across the road; Connie and Bob Harris. Both of their sons Roger and Ronnie play together and go to the same school. Infact they are inseparable. This story takes you through their childhood together and their desire to be Royal Marine Commandos after Lizzy, Rogers mother buys Roger an Action man toy for Christmas. As young boys they join the Army Cadets until they reach the age of eighteen where they sign up to take on the hardest training regime in the world. see the boys grow into men as they are sent to fight in the Gulf War in 1991. This is a story of friendship and comradery. one that will last a lifetime.


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“They got into the car where Brenda had parked it then drove to Berwick on the Scottish borders. They took in the scenery as Roger drove the car.’

It was just after four o’clock and they found a quaint little bar come restaurant called Foxley’s. Roger went and got drinks whilst Ronnie found them a table.’

This seems like a nice place to be said Roger to the manager who acknowledge his rank.

“Yes Sergeant, we get a lot of tourists from Europe in the summer months.

“Is there a hotel nearby?’

“Yes there’s the Kings Arms Hotel but my mother runs a nice guest house where you can spend the night which is a damn site cheaper plus my mother cooks a nice full English breakfast as well.

“That sounds good to me. “

 I’ll give her a ring now and tell her. Two rooms Sergeant?’

“Yes, thanks’

“There was a conversation going on between the bar manager and his mother who said that they were both officers in the Royal Marines.’

“Yes mother they want two rooms just for tonight.’

“Alright mother I will bring them over later.’

“There you are sorted.’

“Do we pay you or your mother for the rooms?’

“No, my mother takes payment for the guest house.’

They had two drinks in the bar then the manager who was called Andrew took them across the road to a nice little house and let them in.’

“Well that’s handy Andy said Ronnie.

“My names Frank by the way he turned to Ann and winked and this is Steve.’

Pleased to meet you both.

Well if you can just sign the guest book I will show you to your rooms.

Ronnie grinned as he signed in as Mr and Mrs F. Arte.

“Whilst Roger signed in as Mr and Mrs S. Nott.

Andrew showed them to the room and asked if they had any Luggage.’

“No, but we will buy some toiletries from Asda up the road.

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