Ladies and Gentlemen,
a correspondent who received a copy suggested that I put up the following on "War Wheels".
Last year, I self Published "A Moment in Time" "The British Army", a 250 hardback book print run, this with 124 photos and 70 badge drawings. This was completely sold out within one week, and I DID NOT/WILL NOT PRINT any more. This was a ZERO profit making exercise, with the intention to provide some of my professional peers and interested persons with a extremely accurate reference source.
I wrote it in the manner of what would have been once called a 'handbook', the content of which is what I would want buy in a handbook.
I am offering FREE to anyone who requires it, the text of the book only (illustrations covered by copyright), in a electronic file copy. This is in A4 size, 10point print, 456 pages, paginated so ready to print out (it is much more easier to use in printed format).
It covers all regiments and corps of the army, the Royal Marines (including their nuclear weapons defence role), the Royal Air Force Regiment), Royal Air Force and Royal Navy support organisation, all unit organisation and equipment tables, ceremonial, special forces, parachuting, and security services of the UK relating to the Armed Forces, the perpheral such as the Royal Bodyguards to Masonic Lodges, all aspects of training including that of overseas armies.
A through description of the weapons currently in use, all forms of AFVs including the wheeled fighting vehicle, logistic vehicles, artillery/engineer/logistical/ signals equipment.
Honours and awards, dress, ration packs to pace sticks. Lots of trivia and historical items.
All the information is taken from the public domain, and only reputable sources used, NOTHING taken from the internet sources such as Wikepedia and discussion groups-with much of what is written is in total variance with such.
From now some 7,000 electronic files sent out, only one factual error has been found, that pointed out by Bob Griffin (the author of the superb books on the Chieftain and Conquerer tanks) this dealing with CR-2 dozer blades (a transcription error from handwritten notes), which was corrected.
This is a totally genuine FREE offer, for a recent response to it, see British Empire and Commonwealth Forces at :
If you wish to obtain a copy of the Efile, please send a email to my home address.
G.A.MACKINLAY New South Wales, Australia.