Honiara : 12 September 2017
Letter to the Editors, Solomon Star and Island Sun newspapers.
Coming to the end of my career, spent on several continents and spanning more than 60 years, I have finally put pen to paper and am ready to publish my autobiography, 'Cometh the Hour,' to compliment my earlier true account of policing a difficult and tragic situation which occurred in the Solomon Islands during my time in office as the Commissioner of Police from 1997 to 1999.
(See 'Policing a Clash of Cultures' - Amazon Kindle)
My autobiography recounts growing up in war time Britain at the start of WWII, going on to complete National Service and then undertaking police work in three of Britain's then dependent territories, including Northern Rhodesia, Swaziland and Hong Kong.
On reaching retirement age, I undertook voluntary teaching to young adults in Thailand, including some under-privileged young people wanting English skills to gain paid employment.
In the more recent years, I created a Charity Website to aid the under-resourced medical services in the Solomon Islands, including obtaining medical supplies and equipment for the National Referral Hospital in Honiara.
The autobiography is now available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle’s bookshelf at just USD$ 5.99 a copy.