Our Guest is Derek Rosser*
Enjoy the interview.
Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'A Reluctant Recruit'?
I am a retired systems analyst having spent 42 years in the aerospace industry. My book is the story of my adventures and experiences as a National Serviceman in the Royal Air Force between 1954 and 1956.
Q2. You have written about a period in history that is about 60 years ago, how can you be so sure that your recollection of those days is accurate?
Each chapter is based on fact but perhaps embroidered a bit to add a touch of humour. I have always been blessed with a retentive memory.
Q3. Why did you leave it until the age of eighty to write your first book?
As a family man, during my working life my free time was devoted to my family. For well over forty of those years I was busy earning a crust and there was little time for reminiscence. Another possible reason is that I am inherently lazy.