The Boy Who Went to War book launch
As a thirteen year old butcher’s apprentice, Jim Haynes was desperate to join the Royal Navy when World War II began. At sixteen his parents finally allowed him to escape the slums of Nottingham. Jim served his country in his teen years, being drafted to a brand new frigate HMS Avon K97, dropping depth charges in the Atlantic Ocean. Later he joined special forces in Malaya – one of the fiercest campaigns of the war. Towards the end of the war his ship transported emaciated women and children from refugee camps back to safety. When Churchill announced the end of WWII, Jim was just twenty years old. Read Jim’s first hand account of his adventures in this exciting book.
The official launch will be held at Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Wentworth Falls NSW at 2pm Saturday 30th April.