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.


115. 115

“Cuppa tea love?’

 “Yes mam I’d love one.’

“Thanks son, I would have been on all day with that; do you want to come to the Robin Hood with your old man this morning I want to show you off to all of my friends.’

I don’t have to wear my uniform do I dad?’

“Son you broke your back to wear that uniform remember that; be proud as I am.’

Alright dad I will wear it.’

Roger rang Ronnie to ask if he wanted to come to the Robin Hood with him and his dad.

“Do bears shit in the woods. Be over shortly.’

“Listen dad wants’ us to wear our uniforms.

I’m putting on a short sleeved shirt and my camouflage trousers and my boots.

“Right’ I will wear the same.’

All of Roger’s new kit had the Kings Badge on the left shoulder and the three stripes that marked his rank.’

He rolled up the sleeves after ironing the shirt. He re-polished his boots not that they needed doing but more out of habit.

Then he placed the Green Beret upon his head.

His father put on his suit and a tie; he was always smart when he went anywhere.

“Ready son; Yes Da’ I’m ready Roger met them coming out the gate. The whole street came out and applauded as Roger his father and Ronnie walked up the street.

Standing at the bar in The Robin Hood Michael Fox was the proudest father in North Shields. He was on his fourth bottle of Newky Brown and was telling everyone who came in the bar about his lad and his mate. They played a game of dominos with his father’s friends all afternoon before going home. When they got there the news reporters from the Evening Chronicle were there at the gate waiting; they took photographs of the two lads. “My Son won the Kings Badge and they made him a sergeant you know; his father told the reporters.’

“They made his friend a Corporal an aal.’ he was nominated for the Kings Badge as well. Two Geordie Boys up for the same honour; how rare is that?’ What’s more from the same street?’ I’m right proud of them both he declared.’

The reporters were there talking to the two lads for a good half hour before they left and wished both lads the best of luck.

Come on then Da’ I think you had better have a lie down don’t you.’

Join MovellasFind out what all the buzz is about. Join now to start sharing your creativity and passion
Loading ...