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Life At Full Throttle (Hardback)

From Wardroom to Boardroom

Aviation Korean War

By Sir John Treacher
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844151349
Published: 1st November 2004
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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By any standards, Admiral Sir John Treacher was an exceptional man who had the fullest of lives. Old enough to have served and be sunk in the War, he went to be a naval aviator flying in the Korean War. His career took off too and he rose rapidly to be the captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle and soon after Commander in Chief Channel. To everyone's surprise he left the Navy when all the indications were that he was about to become First Sea Lord. For many this would have meant a quiet retirement. Not so here! A number of influential appointments quickly followed including, controversially, Chairmanship of Playboy Club UK at a critical time for their vital gaming interests. He was deeply embroiled in the highly political Westland drama which resulted in the resignation of Cabinet ministers. He remained an active and influential figure in the aeronautical industry until he was in his eighties, and passed away in April 2018 at the age of 93.

As a record of the late 20th Century Royal Navy 'Life at Full Throttle' will be hard to beat...'

Warships International

As reviewed in

The Naval Review

This is a fascinating read and I did enjoy. It is of course written by a man who started off as an officer with every advantage in life. It is dotted with names more familiar to his social sphere. However, that should not preclude it from the reading list of ex-ratings, particularly if you served on an Aircraft Carrier and I think it lives up to the title, 'life at full throttle'.

St Vincent Journal

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this roller-coaster ride and the pithy, straight forward delivery kept the pace up right to the end. Full throttle indeed.

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