Britain’s Future Navy

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A fascinating discussion of the strategic environment in which the Royal Navy is likely to be tasked to operate in the 21st Century, and the nature of the RN needed to meet the identified threats.
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Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy

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Very Good, A very good, clean and sound copy in blue cloth boards, gilt title on spine with a very good dust jacket. DJ in clear protective wrapper. *******Large, Heavy Volume, EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE THE UK ******** 8.9″x10.9″x1.5″; 4.0 lb; 320 pages. All the many campaigns, operations, and deployments the Royal Navy has conducted around the world in the past fifty years are examined in this new history by John Roberts. With privileged access to secret and confidential Admiralty plans and commanding officers reports, the author provides a wealth of previously unpublished information covering the period from the Cold War to the Falklands War and the Gulf Wars. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of rarely seen photographs, it tells the story of how the Royal Navy has adapted to meet new challenges and carried out such vital roles as manning the nation s strategic nuclear deterrent and guarding offshore oil and gas facilities. Published as a golden jubilee tribute to the Royal Navy, this complete history also covers the development of ships, submarines, aircraft, weapons, tactics, and strategies.. . .
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Overview of the operations of the RN since WWII. Lavishly illustrated with great photos. Published in association with the White Ensign Association.

Joint Force Harrier

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 344 Publisher: Penguin Helmand Province October 2006: On itish soldiers are engaged in the most Intense Against a Tough experienced and motivated enemy frighteningly sustained Fighting they’ve faced since the Korean War. . their lives too often depended on the success of danger-close. pin-point attacks pressed home from the air. When 800 Naval Air Squadron – callsign ‘Recoil’ – arrived in theatre. their Boss. Commander Ade Orchard. knew there could be no slip-ups. Day and night. the Fleet Air Arm crews were on constant alert. ready to scramble their heavily armed Harrier attack jets at a moment’s notice in support of the men on the ground. The call wasn’t slow in coming. Just fifteen minutes after getting airborne for the first time. Orchard and his wingman were in the thick of it. called in when an Apache helicopter gunship was forced back b…
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No Escape Zone: One of the Most Gripping Escape Stories of the Modern Era: One Man’s True Story of a Journey to Hell

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The first inside account of the Fleet Air Arm by one of Britain’s real-life TOP GUNS – Lieutenant-Commander Nick Richardson. Subtitled: One Man’s True Story of a Journey to Hell
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72 Hours

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5 August 2005. On a secret mission to an underwater military installation 30 miles off the coast of Kamchatka, Russian Navy submersible AS-28 ran into a web of cables and stuck fast. With 600 feet of freezing water above them, there was no escape for the seven crew. Trapped in a titanium tomb, all they could do was wait as their air supply slowly dwindled. For more than 24 hours the Russian Navy tried to reach them. Finally – still haunted by the loss of the nuclear submarine Kursk five years before – they requested international assistance. On the other side of the world Commander Ian Riches, leader of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Rescue Service, got the call: there was a sub down. With the expertise and specialist equipment available to him Riches knew his team had a chance to save the men, but Kamchatka was at the very limit of their range and time was running out. As the Royal Navy prepared to deploy to Russia’s Pacific coast aboard a giant Royal Air Force C-17 airlifter, rescue teams from the United States and Japan also scrambled to reach the area. On board AS-28 the Russian crew shut down all non-essential systems, climbed into thick thermal suits to keep the bone-chilling damp at bay and waited, desperate to eke out the stale, thin air inside the pressure hull of their craft. But as the first of them began to drift in and out of consciousness, they knew the end was close. They started writing their farewells. 72 HOURS tells the extraordinary, edge-of-the-seat and real-life story of one of the most dramatic rescue missions of recent years.
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