Kneen, J.M., Brigadier and Sutton, D.J., Brigadier, compilers. Foreword by Field Marshal The Lord Vincent.
Title CRAFTSMEN OF THE ARMY. VOLUME II. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 1969-1992.
Publisher Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Arborfield / Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 1996, first edition.
Seller ID 22655
723 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850525497 Map endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "This is the second volume of the history of REME. In telling the story of nearly a quarter of a century thro ugh to the completion of the 50th anniversary of the Corps' foundation, the authors have drawn not only on archive material but also on personal accounts of the men and women involved to produce a fascinating and highly readable book. Thes e w e r e y e ars during which the Army underwent extensive re-organization and REME had to adapt and innovate to provide the engineering support needed. These changes are described in detail, together with how the role of the Corps has developed t o t he s ta g e wh ere it now has responsibility for all aspects of supporting the Army's technical equipment. During this time, too, we were at war in the Falklands and in the Gulf and constantly on operations in Northern Ireland. The Corps' es se nti al par t i n th ese campaigns is fully described, largely through the words of those who took part...." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light soiling mark on rear board. dust jacket has light rubbing to glossy surface , on e s mall ed ge t ear - arc hiva lly taped, light edge wrinkling very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Very Good+/Very Good-