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Thomas E. Lightburn

Thomas E. Lightburn served twenty-two years in the medical branch of the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He left the service in 1974 and obtained a Bachelors (Hons) degree at Liverpool University. After teaching for sixteen years, he volunteered for early retirement. He then began writing for The Wirral Journal and The Sea Breezes, a worldwide nautical magazine. He interviewed the late Ian Fraser, VC, ex-Lieutenant RN, and wrote an account of how he and his crew crippled the Japanese cruiser, Takao, in Singapore.

Thomas is a widower and lives in Mersyside pursuing his favourite hobbies of soccer, naval and military history, the theatre, art and travel.

PUBLISHED WORK


  • Triumph Over Fear

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    After witnessing the sinking of his ship HMS Watchful, and seeing the officers and men he knew so well dead and dying, Commander John Hammond suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to hospital. Following extensive psychiatric treatment, he is finally considered fit to return to duty. However, doubts remain in his mind if he will ever really recover from the past. This is soon put to the test when, after being appointed commanding offic...

  • Rendezvous With Fate

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    This is the story of HMS Dawlish, a type 23 frigate and the dangers she faces on her way to the Persian Gulf. Among her 126 crew is a committed Al Qaeda terrorist. Using a secret explosive concealed in his kit, his mission is to blow up the ship and kill her ship's company.

  • The Hidden Enemy

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    This is the story of HMS Dawlish, a type 23 frigate and the dangers she faces on her way to the Persian Gulf. Among her 126 crew is a committed Al Qaeda terrorist. Using a secret explosive concealed in his kit, his mission is to blow up the ship and kill her ship's company.

  • The Dark Edge of The Sea

    eBook

    Set during the Second World War, this cliff-hanger begins in the condemned cell. Born in Liverpool in the 1920s David Stevenson joins the Royal Navy as a medic. He returns home unexpectedly and finds his wife with another man.

  • The Shield and the Shark

    eBook

    When Ted Burnside hears from his old shipmate, Harvey Rawlinson, after sixty years he is less than thrilled. They arrange to meet in the Union Jack Club in London; the place where it all began during the war.

  • Deadly Inferno

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    In late December 1943 HMS Zimba escorting a convoy is sent too Bari, a port in Italy. Here, the ship’s captain, Lieutenant Commander Jeremy Pendleton is reunited with Nadine, a navy nurse he met in Portsmouth.

  • The Russian Run

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    In the midst of World War II, Mike Storey is the Navy doctor aboard HMS Landbury. Life is great – exciting, meaningful and dramatic, especially when Mike falls in love with the beautiful Linda Miller.

  • Beyond the Call of Duty

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    Based on true events, this is a story of love, deceit and courage. Surgeon Lieutenant Clive Drummond leaves Lorna, the woman he loves, and joins HMS Glimmer, an old ‘G’ class destroyer.

  • The Summer of '39

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    During the summer of 1939, Peter Robertson travels to Ouistreham in Normandy for a short holiday but doesn't plan on falling in love with Adele, a beautiful Jewish girl.

  • Mission Into Danger

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