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A Snowdrop in Salalah, The Full Circle

A Snowdrop in Salalah, The Full Circle is the bittersweet, and uproariously funny account of a young man's journey during through a part of his military and fire service careers.

The book by Rob Wharton describes in earthy, barrack-room detail, what he and his colleagues went through, during an unpublicized conflict in the Sultanate of Oman, and describes in irreverent and often ribald service terminology how they coped.

It underscores the adaptability often required to survive when life threatening situations occur without warning, and demonstrates the serviceman's ability to retain his sense of humour in spite of truly extreme circumstances. The book is designed to make the reader laugh but also to relate to the story of what can befall ex-service personnel following discharge.

The story also takes the reader through a period of this man's life when he became mentally unwell, having developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Severe Reactive Depression as a result of some of his experiences, and describes in vivid detail the anguish and distress he suffered. It concludes with him making a full recovery, and embarking on a career change into mental health nursing.

The book is vailable at, alternatively a personalised email copy may be ordered direct from the author at

 Twenty-five per cent of all monies raised will be divided equally between the Royal British Legion and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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