Winchman by Chris Murray

We’ve finished editing, proofing and selecting photos for Winchman and are very happy to announce it will be launching on 31 May 2013. After sending out advanced information sheets, Fledgling Press have already been inundated with requests for interviews, photos, further information and press coverage for Chris Murray and his book. We’re very excited by it all and can’t wait to get our hands on the review copies The launch is on Friday 31st May at Anlanntair Art Centre, Stornoway where Chris will be entertaining guests, reading from the book and signing copies. Winchman is the life story of Chris Murray from Stornoway. As a winchman on Search and Rescue helicopters for 22 years he was involved in the rescue of many people from the seas and mountains around the north of Scotland and further afield. He details his exploits from his early days as a Royal Navy diver in the elite Faslane diving team, disabling explosive devices; as a civilian diver working offshore for various companies and finally – 22 years as the winchman on a Sikorsky S61; frequently hanging from a wire in stormy seas and snowstorms, risking his life to aid fishing vessels in distress and on one memorable occasion, receiving the Queen’s Gallantry medal for the rescue of crewmen from the fishing vessel

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