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Old 4th Oct 2020, 07:06
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Free HEMS ebook

Hello all,

The Irish Air Corps recently transported the 3000th patient on its joint civil/mil HEMS service. To celebrate that milestone I’m giving away free ebook versions of my book Medevac : Flying The Irish Air Corps HEMS Mission for the next few days.

If you fancy a read for your Sunday, it’s at the link below. If you enjoy it feel free to leave a review.

best regards

Dec

Medevac: Flying the Irish Air Corps HEMS Mission
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Old 4th Oct 2020, 15:08
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Thank you. I know very little about HEMS, and hope to improve upon my ignorance thanks to you.
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Old 4th Oct 2020, 15:12
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Originally Posted by drustsonoferp View Post
Thank you. I know very little about HEMS, and hope to improve upon my ignorance thanks to you.
Yikes, no pressure eh?
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Old 4th Oct 2020, 17:55
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I look forward to reading it - thanks for making it available and congrats on the 3000th airlift!
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 06:53
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A big thank you from me too Declan!
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Thanks for reading it, hope you enjoy it. I can’t take any credit for number three thousand as I left the Air Corps last year, but the small number of crews - flying and otherwise - still on the service are doing a great job every day. Doesn’t hurt that it’s good fun to fly most days too.
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 10:18
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What a lovely book -- I couldn't put it down once I'd started. Many thanks for making it available, and massive respect to all who do that job.
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 10:24
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Thank you Declan. I didn't realise that the Air Corps still had the HEMS commitment. Does that mean you double up on trips? Pick up an injured walker from some rain blasted hill and drop off the ARW loons for a bit of R&R at the same time!
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Thank you Declan. I didn't realise that the Air Corps still had the HEMS commitment. Does that mean you double up on trips? Pick up an injured walker from some rain blasted hill and drop off the ARW loons for a bit of R&R at the same time!
I saw one or two unruly landing sites but thankfully none that required that kind of intervention! I suppose that would count as making work for yourself too...
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 12:13
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Declan275 that’s a great offer, but Amazon have rejected my order as it’s for UK accounts only?
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 12:53
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Hi John,

Let me have a look at that for you - it should've worked for everywhere! I know a few were taken up in the US and it's sold in Australia previously so not sure what the problem is. Send me a message if its not sorted out for you later on.

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Old 5th Oct 2020, 13:12
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A big thank you from me too Declan!
And me!
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 15:08
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
Declan275 that’s a great offer, but Amazon have rejected my order as it’s for UK accounts only?
hi John,

I had the same problem. Here is the workaround...

Login into the amazon account that your kindle device is registered to, search for Declan’s book, select ebook format, then select “buy for free”.

Eg. My kindle account was registered to amazon.com prior to amazon.com.au being available in Oz hence I had to login into USA amazon to “purchase” and download to my kindle app.

You can pm me if you’re still having trouble.

Dear Declan,

I look forward to reading your book. Thankyou kindly for making it available.

Brgs,

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Looking forward to reading this... Many thanks, Declan!
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 16:24
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Hi everyone,

The book offer runs out at midnight tonight but I just wanted to say thanks now to everyone that picked one up. It worked out at 248 given away ( and two sold ) over the last few days. Hope you all enjoy the read👍
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Another thank you Declan. Looking forward to reading it. Especially after working with Irish aviation for so long.
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Thanks for that, Declan.
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Declan, I've just finished reading it and found it a very engaging and informative read. I heartly recommend it to others.

Any chance you could give us an insight into what prompted you to write Borderline:An Oral History Of The Brexit Wars 2020 - 2022? Or do we have to wait until we've read it?

I just hope to God no armed idiots of either persuasion exploit the Bword mess.
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Originally Posted by SLXOwft View Post
Declan, I've just finished reading it and found it a very engaging and informative read. I heartly recommend it to others.

Any chance you could give us an insight into what prompted you to write Borderline:An Oral History Of The Brexit Wars 2020 - 2022? Or do we have to wait until we've read it?

I just hope to God no armed idiots of either persuasion exploit the Bword mess.
Thanks for the recommendation firstly! To the second part, what mainly prompted me to write Borderline was that I was in a hotel for a few weeks and had pretty much finished the internet. It was a way of keeping mentally active at least.

The idea behind it was one I had come up with in broad terms earlier. Had I stayed in the Air Corps I was due to be giving the AirPower lecture block on this years Command and Staff course and thought a narrative based approach might lead to better retention of the material, compared to just reading out the ATP 49. Hence the continuing escalation of events to make planning any given operation more complex. I had to keep it somewhat realistic though so no hovertanks.

I basically took that idea, humanised it a bit more and localised it in places people would recognise. It would obviously have been a bit indelicate to be using Northern Ireland that way on an internationally attended course in an Irish military college, so the original dealt with the good old Fantasian forces from Wicklownia, who have traditionally been equipped with anything from small arms only to motor rifle brigades, depending on what size unit you were exercising at the time.

Like you I hope the book is way off the mark in terms of political outcomes over the next few months. All going well it’s just a bit of fiction or I’ll get an extra job with a crystal ball.




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Hi Declan, thanks for the response - literary reuse, reduce, recycle. I think you are quire right about the narrative approach - I remember the anecdotes (and the point being put across) long after the dry content has faded. .I have added Borderline to my list of future reads. I have also added to your Amazon reviews.
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