Times of My Life, The: The Times of My Life

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After serving in the Irish Guards in NW Europe (where he won a legendary MC for ramming a King Tiger tank), John Gorman's career included being Head of Security with BOAC, and closely involved with Royal visits. Later he was Europe's largest landlord running the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. before entering politics and becoming Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Sir John Gorman exudes relaxed charm, humour and impeccable style. This book mirrors all these enviable characteristics and makes for a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read.

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Sir John Gorman has an incredible story to tell. He served with the Irish Guards in North West Europe, winning the MC for ramming and knocking-out a Royal Tiger tank; the thickness of its armour precluded any other alternative! After the War he followed his father into the Royal Ulster Constabulary - not the normal choice of career for a Roman Catholic. He was 'head-hunted' to join BOAC as head of Security. His duties was accompanying HM The Queen on Royal visits overseas. He rose to run the airline's operations in Canada before being invited to head the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the largest landlord in Europe at a very sensitive time. A man of immense energy and charm, he progressed to becoming a Member and Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly, despite being 79. Like so many of his Countrymen, Sir John tells a tremendous story with disarming honesty and great good humour.

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Sir John Gorman's career and achievements have been recognised by his knighthood, Companionship of the Victorian Order and British Empire, Military Cross and his appointment as a Deputy Lieutenant. He lives in County Down.

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