Originally a cavalry regiment, the ‘Royal Wilts’ were mechanised in 1941 and during the Second World War served in Iraq, and the North African desert – being present at the decisive battle of El Alamein. As part of the Eighth Army, they took part in the invasion of Italy in 1943. This volume recounts these action-packed years, and includes rare photos of Crusader and Grant tanks in action in the desert and excellent maps. Also including a Roll of Honour, awards and nominal rolls. Should be of consuming interest to any fan of armoured warfare and the North African campaign
ROYAL WILTS The History Of The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 1920-1945
Unit history of an armoured regiment, mechanised in 1941, and their role in the Second World War in which, equipped with Grant and Crusader tanks, they fought in Iraq, North Africa ( including El Alamein) and Italy.