The Regiment is delighted to introduce the new Regimental History: ‘Aden to Afghanistan 50 Years of the Royal Anglian Regiment 1964 – 2014’. Written by Steven Bowns, who served in the Regiment, the history will be available at IWM Duxford at the Golden Jubilee celebrations. The book explores the battalions’ deployments over the decades, from Aden to Afghanistan, using eyewitness accounts to bring to life the history of the Regiment.
The book is now available in limited quantity via the online Regimental Shop. Get it now before they run out!
The inside jacket of the book reads:
The Royal Anglian Regiment commemorates 50 years of soldiering in 2014. This book, a unique and fully illustrated account of the Regiment’s story, forms part of the celebrations.
Military operations are of course the purpose of the Regiment, and so here they are placed centre stage. As a result of extensive research, Steven Bowns explores the battalions’ deployments over the decades, from Aden to Afghanistan, using eyewitness accounts to bring to life actions and deeds of bravery. The operations covered range from the intensive full-scale infantry battles of the early days in Afghanistan to the chess-like move and counter-move, shadow-boxing- type of operations in Northern Ireland.
The book opens with an explanation of what it means to be a Royal Anglian and the Regiment’s place in today’s society, and ends with a look to the future of the Regiment. There are also sections covering family life, both at home and abroad, garrison life in Berlin, Gibraltar and Cyprus, and what it was like in ColdWar Germany. The result is a fascinating and readable book that will not only appeal to all those who have served in the Royal Anglian Regiment and the regimental family, but to anyone interested in the Regiment and the modern British Army.