Published: Nov 16 2016
Now in his eighties, Dave Hayward was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. He joined the NZ Army at the age of sixteen and at twenty was a Corporal commanding a section of Infantry on operations in the Malayan jungle during the ‘Emergency’. Dave remained a soldier for thirty-three years and saw active service again in Borneo during Indonesia’s ‘Confrontation’ with Malaysia and, for a third time, in South Vietnam during the ‘American War’. This latter experience is the basis of his second novel, Danger Close.