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One Woman's War and Peace: A nurse's journey in the Royal Australian Air Force

One Woman's War and Peace: A nurse's journey in the Royal Australian Air Force (PDF ebook)

By Bown, Wing Commander Sharon,

<p >In 1999, idealistic 23-year-old Registered Nurse Sharon Bown left her comfortable family life in Tasmania and joined the Royal Australian Air Force with the aim of providing humanitarian aid to the world. Through her 16-year military career she deployed on three operations, b...arely survived a helicopter crash, struggled to return to military service, mixed in political circles in Canberra and around the world as Aide de Camp to the Minister for Defence, and commanded a combat surgical team during some of the most intense fighting in Afghanistan. During this time, she lost her mother to breast cancer and almost lost her policeman father to a homicidal psychopath on his way to shoot dead his girlfriend but who decided to kill a cop instead. From teaching East Timorese orphans to learn English to tending to wounded Coalition soldiers choppered into her surgical team from deadly battles on the Afghan dust, Sharon's story is that of a sheltered civilian RN becoming a military Nursing Officer and a commander. Her military service was unique, varied and far-reaching but came at the cost of her physical and mental health. A broken back, shattered jaw and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the price she has paid for a remarkable and inspirational career in the Royal Australian Air Force.
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ISBN 9781775593133
Published 24 Oct 2016
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781775593133
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Hourglass
Published 24 Oct 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Bown, Wing Commander Sharon,
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
European History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Civil War
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 610.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade