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Active Service: The Story of a Soldier’s Life in the Grenadier Guards and SAS 1935-58 e-book

Author:

Richard Dorney

Language:

English

Category:

Memoris

Subcategory:

Historical

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1608 kb

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

Helion and Company (January 19, 2006)

Pages:

224

ISBN:

1874622485

Active Service: The Story of a Soldier’s Life in the Grenadier Guards and SAS 1935-58 e-book

by Richard Dorney


An Active Service' traces a young Sid Dowland from civilian life into the tough environment of the Guards Depot in the .

An Active Service' traces a young Sid Dowland from civilian life into the tough environment of the Guards Depot in the 1930's and then on to a Guards service Battalion in London and prewar Egypt. Lieutenant Colonel Richard 'Skid' Dorney joined the Grenadier Guards aged 16. He has served in Northern Ireland (6 tours), the first Gulf War, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as NW Europe, Africa and the Far East. He is a decorated soldier and an ex Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

An Active Service traces a young Sid Dowland from civilian life into the tough environment of the Guards Depot in the 1930s and then on to a Guards service Battalion in London and pre-war Egypt. The outbreak of war found Sid taking part in the retreat to Dunkirk and then service in North Africa before volunteering for the SAS. Product Identifiers.

The personal story of Sid Dowell, a member of the Grenadier Guards and SAS, covering pre-WWII service as a. .

The personal story of Sid Dowell, a member of the Grenadier Guards and SAS, covering pre-WWII service as a regular, Dunkirk, the early days of the SAS, and post-war Palestine and Malaya. 50 drawings, photos and maps.

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An Active Service The story of a soldier’s life in the Grenadier Guards, SAS and SBS, 1935-58. Published in association with 30 Degrees South. The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War. Linda Parker. Bullets, Bombs and Cups of Tea Further Voices of the British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-98. The Royal Corps of Signals: Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001) and its Antecedents. Cliff Lord and Graham Watson.

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com: AN ACTIVE SERVICE. First published in 2005. The story of a soldier's life in the Grenadier Guards, SAS and SBS 1935-1958. Pp. 211, text illustrations, glossary; black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt; dust wrapper, small closed tear at head of back flap, fold tape repaired on the reverse; Helion & Company, Solihull, 2006. A biography of a Grenadier Guard who served in the SAS during the Italian Campaign where he was captured.

I served in the Grenadier Guards from 1944-52 and saw sevice in the UK.Richard Dorney is the author. It is the story of a Grenadier, Sid Dowland, who joined the Regiment in 1935. In WW2 he served in the SAS and SBS.

I served in the Grenadier Guards from 1944-52 and saw sevice in the UK, Palestine, Malaya and the Canal Zone. A book that as just been published by Helion is "An Active Service". He was captured but escaped back to the UK. He returned to the Regiment and saw service in the 3rd Battalion after WW2 in Palestine and Malaya. Worth reading if you served in any of these units or campaigns.

Barter, Richard, The Siege of Delhi: Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer (London . Wolseley, Field Marshal Lord, The Story of a Soldier’s Life, 2 vols (London: 1903)

Barter, Richard, The Siege of Delhi: Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer (London: 1984). Bartrum, Katharine Mary, A Widow’s Reminiscences of the Siege of Lucknow (London: 1858). Barty-King, Hugh, The Drum (London: 1998). Welsh, . Reminiscences from a Journal of Nearly Forty Years Active Service (London: 1830). Whitworth, Rex (e., Gunner at Large (London: 1988). Wolseley, Field Marshal Lord, The Story of a Soldier’s Life, 2 vols (London: 1903). Wood, James, Gunner at Large: The Diary of James Wood RA 1746-1765 (London: 1988). Woodruff, Philip (Mason, Philip), The Men Who Ruled India: Volume II, The Guardians (London: 1963).

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An Active Service' traces a young Sid Dowland from civilian life into the tough environment of the Guards Depot in the 1930's and then on to a Guards service Battalion in London and prewar Egypt. The outbreak of war found Sid taking part in the retreat to Dunkirk and then service in North Africa before volunteering for the SAS. Captured after a disastrous raid in Sardinia, he escaped from a POW camp in Italy before making it back to England. The end of the war did not signal peace as the Guards were sent into action in Palestine and subsequently to the jungles of Malaya where Sid found that his SAS experience is in great demand. Sid later told his story to Richard Dorney, himself a Guardsman. An Active Service is a tale of adventure but will be of interest to anyone studying the Second World War or the early days of the SAS. Most of the historical information is previously unpublished and much of it is drawn from SAS operation reports in the National Archives and from the war diaries of the Grenadier Guards. The lively text is accompanied by many previously unseen photographs from private collections and is brought to life by a series of high quality and accurate drawings depicting the uniforms of the day. It is an enjoyable human story but is also an accurate account of military life during the war years which will be of interest to anyone researching or studying this period, particularly those with an interest in the early days of the SAS, the world's premier élite force. Key sales points: Fascinating personal story of a member of the Grenadier Guards and SAS, covering pre-WWII service as a regular, Dunkirk, the early days of the SAS, and postwar Palestine and Malaya / Contains much previously unpublished information from archives and war diaries, as well as Sid's account of the early days of the SAS, and service with the Grenadier Guards / Lively text supplemented by a number of interesting photos and superb drawings by artist Sean Bolan.

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