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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black paint gleamed as Roger and the rest stopped to take a look at her. There was a ring in the centre with various other steam trains from a bygone age. There was Chinese and Japanese trains on display the famous one being “The Bullet” They climbed on board many of them .After spending almost two hours there they went to the Jorvik Viking Museum. Where they saw life rein acted in mock battles and figures made of wax depicting how the Norse people lived. Then they visited the dungeons. It was there that they saw many instruments of ancient torture as well as headless corpses made of wax.

Ronnie stuck his head on a chopping block as Roger took a picture of Ann using a mock executioner’s axe to cut off his head. They moved on deciding to go for a cup of tea somewhere. They couldn’t get in the famous cream tea shop so they settled for another café which was a lot cheaper. Ronnie had a ham cheese roll; then some sponge cake.’

“How can you eat after what we’ve just seen?’

“It’s not real yer na.’

“Really; and there was us lot expecting them to jump out at us.’

“Funny ha, ha.’

After tea they walked along the canal at Rowntree Park before finding a bench to sit down on.

“Hey look over there said Ronnie pointing to a caravan park.’

“Maybe we could have stayed the night here.’

“I bet it is expensive here as well.’

“Nowhere is cheap these days.’

“Have any of you been on a barge asked Brenda?’

“No have you like?’

“ Yes,’ we went to the Norfolk Broads about five years ago and it was one of the best holidays that I’ve ever had.’

Mind you; you have got to be good at steering and opening lock gates and there are lots of them but you can travel for miles. It’s so peaceful; just you and nature.’

We saw lots of wonderful creatures; like foxes, otters, king fishers, and herons.’

My father caught a pike too.’ It was really scary with those big teeth.’

I think we ought to be heading back; Ronnie and I have a meeting with Sergeant Connolly tonight. We can pop in at home and get changed then head off again if that’s okay.’

“Right then said Brenda, as they made their way back to the car which was some distance away now.

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