Not Waving But Drowning: The Troubled Life and Times of a Fontline Ruc Officer Edmund Gregory

ISBN: 9781840189179

Published: November 11th 2004

Hardcover

254 pages


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Not Waving But Drowning: The Troubled Life and Times of a Fontline Ruc Officer  by  Edmund Gregory

Not Waving But Drowning: The Troubled Life and Times of a Fontline Ruc Officer by Edmund Gregory
November 11th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 254 pages | ISBN: 9781840189179 | 7.47 Mb

Not Waving But Drowning tells the harrowing true story of one mans childhood struggle against poverty and his subsequent drive to become a policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Upon succeeding, he is faced with a number of traumatic incidentsMoreNot Waving But Drowning tells the harrowing true story of one mans childhood struggle against poverty and his subsequent drive to become a policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Upon succeeding, he is faced with a number of traumatic incidents that lead him to the depths of despair. From his earliest days, Edmund Gregory possessed an incisiveness beyond his years.

Through his parents turbulent and doomed marriage he soaked up the horror of seeing his mother and father tearing each other apart. He spent his boyhood lonely and starved of affection, and experienced long periods of living in sordid welfare homes and dingy bedsits. However, Gregory later found solace in the true love of Agnes and they married as teenagers. In a concerted effort at dragging themselves out of poverty, he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary to provide a secure future for his family.

After five years serving in Belfasts riot squads, Gregory transferred into the somewhat elitist VIP protection branch of the RUC where, on a daily basis, he was involved in providing bodyguard protection to many high threat members of Northern Irelands society. Within that unit he was involved also in teams providing



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