1st Edition PB 1984
11th Edition PB 1999 ISBN=0850455731
Paperback. First published in the UK in 1984 by "Osprey Publishing Ltd.".
Printer N/K. Written by Gregor Ferguson.
The history of the British Airborne forces since it came into being on the 22nd
of June 1940 up until 1984. Information on the aircraft, engagements and actions,
beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and colour artworks.
Gregor Ferguson was born in 1956 in Lanarkshire, the son of a former paratrooper,
and himself served for three years in the 10th (Volunteer) Battalion,
The Parachute Regiment. He served in a rifle company and in the Battalion
Intelligence Cell, before leaving the TA due to an ankle injury. A professional journalist,
he has contributed many articles to military publications, and is currently the
editor of two international defence magazines specialising in Third World military matters.
He has a long standing interest in Special Forces and irregular organisations.
Gregor Ferguson is married and lives in South London.