Sales Popup
Surat, Gujarat
6 hours ago
The Tank Museum Website All profits go towards supporting our unique collections
Scimitar Into Stanley
RETURNING SOON Pre-order

Scimitar Into Stanley

Regular price
£20.00
Sale price
£20.00
Regular price
Unit price
per 

Written by ex Blues and Royals captain Roger Field, this book describes the war from the viewpoint of a staff officer, infanteer and armoured vehicle commander. So surprised by what he saw at Brigade HQ he started writing a diary this book truly is a gripping read.

Read full description
Wishlist Add to Wishlist

In May 1982, Captain Roger Field, The Blues and Royals, attached to HQ 5th Infantry Brigade, sailed on the Queen Elizabeth 2 as part of the second wave to liberate the Falkland Islands. Surprised by what he saw at Brigade HQ he started writing a diary. His journey took him to Fitzroy as the Argentinean aircraft struck the landing ships Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram.

A chance meeting led to him joining the Commanding Officer of 2 Para for the Battle of Wireless Ridge. When the Paras lost the commander of one of their four The Blues and Royals armoured cars part way through the battle Roger took command of that Scimitar. He fought the rest of the battle from the turret.

Next day his Scimitar was at the very tip of the spear as 2 Para and The Blues and Royals led the victorious charge into Port Stanley; Max Hastings hanging onto the back of his vehicle. Revisionist' in places and always refreshingly candid, this account is unique as it describes the War from the viewpoint of a staff officer, infanteer and armoured vehicle commander. A gripping read.

Go back to product

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
D.W.
Scimitar to Stanley

Excellent book with first hand accounts both in Tac and boots on the ground(or in a Scimitar).
Unfortunately the same old lessons not learnt are visable in this conflict as happened in latter ones. Poor command by some, lack of the 5 P's. Poor equipment supplied to the troops who basically had an enormous task but succeeded.