Discuss TA Bosnia Book in Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE) on The Army Rumour Service; I found an interview with Les Howard on the Historical Military Vehicle Forum that might be of interest to those that have read Winter Warriors
for those of you who enjoyed Winter Warriors, the CO of 2LI (now a brigadier) has written his account of the tour. Its called A Cold War: Front-line Operations in Bosnia 1995 - 1996 and is a good companion to WW. A good read and its not all "how good I was" but has lots of quotes from his men. The author is also gracious enough to applaud the TA contibution for 2LI's tour as well
I was in 2RGJ when we went back to Bosnia in 1998 and we had a very healthy number of TA with us, some of whom stayed on with the batallion after the tour. A good mate of mine went on to join Recce platoon from there.
Oooh goodie, a book about the operation that I most feel defined by! I spent 13 or so months on Grapple and Resolutes 1 and 2. I will look forward to reading it, not least because a lot of my contemporaries were commissioned into the LI. Off to Amazon One-click...not for the first time today - is buying 10 WW1 books unhealthy, given I already have over 200?
I have just finished A Cold War and its very good. It was nice that he has photos of TA soldiers in it (10 para - he seemed to like them from what I read - as well as the Green Jacket TA) Brig Barry mentions Winter Warriors as recommended reading as well