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How does the son of a Yorkshire farmer end up washing nuclear radiation off an aircraft on a small island in the Pacific Ocean?

Born in 1938 near Doncaster, Gordon Frederick Coggon’s life experiences range from seasickness on a North Sea fishing trawler and building drilling rigs to witnessing the explosion of the United Kingdom’s only true hydrogen bomb at Christmas Island in the 1950s.

After a long second career driving buses and HGVs, and having survived cancer and diabetes, Gordon finally retired at the age of 71. In 2020, and now aged 82, Gordon finds himself locked down during the Covid-19 pandemic and ready to share the story of this Yorkshire lad’s extraordinary life.

All profits from this book will be donated to LABRATS International.

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