Stand By Your Beds!

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With WW2 over with, and the Korean War winding down, crack Canadian troops were posted to cadet camps throughout Canada. These battle-ready soldiers were told they would be training cadets and they assumed their charges would be officer cadets. Not so - the cadets were much younger, but this didn’t matter. Although the corporals, sergeants, sergeant majors and officers had never worked with teenagers before, they decided to train them the only way they knew ... with discipline.

Stand by Your Beds is the hilarious and heart-warming story of seven cadets approximately 14 and 15 years old attending a military summer camp that holds 1200 for six weeks during the summer. What summer? Any summer, because kids are the same in all countries, and the antics they get into flow from their youth.

Stand by Your Beds is dedicated to all cadets and members of the armed forces of Canada, the USA, Great Britain, NATO countries, and NATO’S cooperating countries, particularly Australia, and New Zealand. In Stand by Your Beds seven boys form a closely-knit group to survive the rigors of military life far away from home. The boys feel that if they work as a team, they’ll be able to endure the corporals, sergeants, and officers training them.

To say the least, those arms are not the same as the loving arms of the boys’ mothers who said goodbye earlier. So sit back, put your feet up, and relax. A moment after you start reading, you’ll want to be a teenager again. Oh yes, and you can laugh out loud if you want. Chuckling is good for your health, but laughing is even better. Everyone will enjoy this book.