The Royal Signals’ Magazine, The Wire, reviews Chronicles of a 20th Century Man
The Royal Signals, in the Centenary Edition of their magazine, The Wire, reviewed Chronicle of a 20th Century Man, a book written by our notable author, Roy Ward. The detailed review, written by Lt. Col Phil Osment, critically analyses the different aspects of the book. “This book is an account of what has clearly been a very full life for the author, rich in personal details with engaging anecdotal tales of service in the Corps and subsequently in civilian corporate and volunteer roles,” Lt. Col Phil writes. “This is not an academic work for a military historian,” the review informs, but for a general reader, “it does present an interesting, readable and authentic perspective of a long and varied career.”
Read the complete review here.
Chronicle of a 20th Century Man is the autobiography of Roy Ward, who served the Royal Corps of Signals for 25 years and the Institute of Motor Industry as Director-General for 18 years. In this personal memoir, the writer takes his readers to what he calls the golden age of Britain—and as you read along, the book proves his claim.
Roy Ward was born and educated in Warwickshire. After a brief stint in the banking sector, he joined the army for National Service. In 1954, he was commissioned into the Royal Signals and remained there until 1980. After retirement, he pursued a civilian career and worked with different organisations in different capacities, notably with the Institute of Motor Industry as Director-General. He was awarded the MBE for services to the motor industry and road safety in 2000. He currently lives in Hampshire with his wife.