From: Mike Walker
I have just been on the phone with Brian Reid discussing the progress on the Airborne Gunner History Project which we hope to complete in the next year.
As you know the intent is to produce an illustrated, high quality, hard covered product covering the years from the initiation of the concept in 1942 through to the current time.
An issue has arisen with the production of the final chapter or chapters.
Although a few individuals have responded, it appears there is an information gap relating to this more modern era – from circa 1982 to 1993 as well as subsequent airborne gunner activities in the current century.
I wonder if you could circulate this request for input via your mailing lists. Certainly any anecdotes or memories would be most appreciated.
In order to produce a well rounded text the perspective of all ranks is most welcome and encouraged.
The type of information needed relates activities and experiences for both field and air def in the airborne role, as well as related aspects pertaining to the more recent reintroduction to mortars and the establishment of the observation batteries.
Submissions should be made directly to the author, Brian Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org and it is requested that this be done with a minimum of delay.
Thanks for your support.
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