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RAF Flight lieutenants John Peters and John Nichol were shot down over enemy territory on their first airbourne mission of the Gulf War Their capture in the desert half a mile from thei. In 1991 John Peters and John Nichol were pilot and navigator on a mission over Ira They were shot down and this is their story I wouldn t normally be very attracted to a book about fast jets but this is a story of human frailty endurance and the will to survive And what really endeared me to this book was the honesty As air crew in a Tornado these guys were at the top of their game very skilled and confident But having ejected from their little world of technology they find themselves alone in enemy territory and very soon they are captured What follows is a very personal account of their encounter with the brutality of warI loved the humour that peppered the story it never seemed forced just there as it sometimes in in even the most dire moments There is a description of the men s pathetic attempt to hide their presence in the desert after they have ejected I think it s John Nichol who describes how they left a trail with their parachutes that seemed to be saying enemy officers this way There is also a very telling moment much later when both men have gone through interrogation and are in prison John Peters hears a cry ring out and realises the guards are coming for John Nichol for some misdemeanour John Peters says he felt for his friend but his overiding feeling was that he was relieved they were not coming for him These prisoners were not gung ho film stars but people living in fear of their lives The story is told from both men s viewpoint and from Peters wife who talks about what it was like to be at home waiting and not knowing A story that has stayed with me for a long time

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Tornado Down

Edible story of their part in the war against Saddam Hussien's regime It is a brave and shocking and totally honest story a story about war and its effects on the hearts and minds of me. EnduranceRiveting read about how the mind and body are able to withstand the horrific and brutal treatment meted out to our brave servicemen

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R blazing Tornado bomber began a nightmare seven week ordeal of torture and interrogation which brought both men close to death In Tornado Down John Peters and John Nichol tell the incr. An interesting story The book was well written with segments from both pilot and navigator and the wife left behind This was a book I had wanted to read for a long time and it was well worth the wait


10 thoughts on “Tornado Down

  1. says:

    I finished this book yesterday and really loved it Tornado Down is the real life story of two RAF pilots who were shot down in the Gulf war by the Irais They were captured and held as prisoners of war for the remainder of the conflict They were treated appallingly by most of their captors Tornado down tells a very real and disturbing story which really makes you realise how lucky most of us are to have never been priso

  2. says:

    In 1991 John Peters and John Nichol were pilot and navigator on a mission over Ira They were shot down and this is their story I wo

  3. says:

    Having first read this as a hardback years ago than I care to remember it brought all the outrage we felt as we were preparing for the ground offensive to begin I well remember the anger my fellow soldiers and I felt on seeing the pictures of John Nichols and so of John Peter's brutalized yet still incredibly proud I still suffer

  4. says:

    An interesting story The book was well written with segments from both pilot and navigator and the wife left behind This was a book I had wanted to read for a long time and it was well worth the wait

  5. says:

    Triffic book true story of the horrors of war and the brutality both John Peters and John Nichol we’re subject too whilst in captivity and the effect it had on both there own and their families lives A must read

  6. says:

    Excellent A good read for the militarily minded and those who are not A true story of hope and survival

  7. says:

    A good read An honest account without embellishment and without the excessive military jargon that blights many of

  8. says:

    Good ReadEnjoyable read Despite losing a Tornado and full payload of weapons on their first mission this book is hard to put down

  9. says:

    EnduranceRiveting read about how the mind and body are able to withstand the horrific and brutal treatment meted out to our

  10. says:

    AmazingI was blown away by this true life account There were sections where it felt as if you were there so vivid was the writing Thank you for writing this