Going Commando

By Mark Time

Biography & memoir, General non-fiction, Comedy & satire, Action & adventure, Hybrid & other | Paperback, eBook


At 16, Mark Time wants to become either a geologist or a Royal Marines Commando. Despite his love of basalt, he chooses the career that teaches him how to kill … and sh*t in plastic bags. Knowing his weak body will have to shape up to complete 30 weeks of commando training, Mark prepares for the Royal Marines by sleeping in his shed wearing only plastic bags. He braves pain by ordering his mate to attack him while trapped in a sleeping bag. He even starves himself in a stupid urban survival exercise, turning down the offer of his favourite crispy pancakes from his mother. He knows about cold, he can endure pain, and he can resist crispy pancakes. He is ready. Some might say for the nut house. Often hilarious, sometimes sobering, this is a story of a child who joins one of the world’s most elite military units with only naivety and incompetence equalling his will to succeed.


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At 16, Mark Time wants to become either a geologist or a Royal Marines Commando. Despite his love of basalt, he chooses the career that teaches him how to kill … and sh*t in plastic bags. Knowing his weak body will have to shape up to complete 30 weeks of commando training, Mark prepares for the Royal Marines by sleeping in his shed wearing only plastic bags. He braves pain by ordering his mate to attack him while trapped in a sleeping bag. He even starves himself in a stupid urban survival exercise, turning down the offer of his favourite crispy pancakes from his mother. He knows about cold, he can endure pain, and he can resist crispy pancakes. He is ready. Some might say for the nut house. Often hilarious, sometimes sobering, this is a story of a child who joins one of the w...


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Mark has made overcoming adversity an art form. The Royal Marines was his first metaphorical Goliath, but with fortitude and resilience as his sidekick, Mark battled through physical and mental disadvantage to become a commando by the age of 17. Camaraderie, adventure and integrity became his watchwords for the next 12 years at one stage being the youngest corporal serving. The humorous memoir 'Going Commando' is his first book and a departure from the current military literature available. Such a unique style reflects his current writing focus that zones in on the alternate face of society and subcultures.


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Mark has made overcoming adversity an art form. The Royal Marines was his first metaphorical Goliath, but with fortitude and resilience as his sidekick, Mark battled through physical and mental disadvantage to become a commando by the age of 17. Camaraderie, adventure and integrity became his watchwords for the next 12 years at one stage being the youngest corporal serving. The humorous memoir 'Go...


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