Hardback Falklands gunner : a day-by-day personal account of the Royal Artillery in the Falklands War / Tom Martin ; foreword by Major General Julian Thompson, CB, OBE.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Barnsley : Frontline Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1473881218 9781473881211 (hbk.) :
Includes QR code.
Unique first-hand account of the Falkland s War published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the conflict The Royal Artillery played an absolutely vital, though often forgotten, part in the British armed forces' successful operation to re-capture of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The actions of the artillery were recorded by one young officer in a journal which he kept before, during and after the conflict. Second Lieutenant Tom Martin was a Command Post Officer with 29 (Corunna) Field Battery RA which deployed to the South Atlantic in 1982 as part of the Task Force dispatched to retake the Falklands. With its six 105mm Light Guns making the journey on the MV Europic Ferry, the Battery sailed south on the MV Norland with 2 PARA, joining 3 Commando Brigade for the landings. The five gun batteries of the Royal Artillery, totalling thirty light field guns, fired a tremendous number of shells on the Argentine forces. For its part, 29 (Corunna) Field Battery fired the first Fire Mis
288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm