Arnhem Surgeon

Paperback booklet. First published and printed in the UK in 2010.
This booklet, the second in the series by the author, tells the story of
Capt. James of the 181st A/L Field Ambulance. It tells of how James was transferred
into the 181st from Northern Ireland and received a promotion in the bargain! He then
tells of several exercises he took part in before finally being sent to Arnhem as part
of the 1st Airborne Division. At Arnhem James and his team performed miracles under
extremely difficult conditions before he was eventually taken prisoner by the Germans.

The Author:
Niall Cherry

Niall Cherry was born in London in 1959 and recalls becoming interested in military
history as a schoolboy from watching films such as 'The Battle of Britain' and a
'Bridge Too Far'. He later found out that one of his grandfathers had fought in
the Great War, serving as a Chemical Corporal at Loos. His father served in the
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during the early 1950s. He continued in
the family tradition by serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps, qualifying as a
Combat Medical Technician Class 1, an instructor in First Aid and Nuclear, Biological
and Chemical Warfare. He finished his service as a senior NCO. Deeply interested in
the Great War, he has visited numerous battlegrounds on both the Western Front and
at Gallipoli. He is a long-standing member of the Western Front Association, the Gallipoli
Association and the Military Heraldry Society. He also has the honour of being the
first non-Arnhem veteran to hold the post of UK representative for the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, Holland. In 2000, Niall's first book was published,
'Red Berets and Red Crosses The Story of the Medical Services in the 1st Airborne Division
in World War II'. The following year, answering an appeal from the Manchester Regimen Museum,
he wrote 'I Shall Not Find His Equal', a biography of Brigadier Noel Lee. In the last few
years has also contributed articles to 'Battlefields Review' and 'After the Battle', together
with helping with around 20 other books on the Airborne Forces and Gallipoli. Niall currently
lives in Lancashire with his wife, two daughters, working for BAE Systems helping build
fast military jets.