A Fortunate Soldier by Ken Perkins soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Brassey’s Defence Publishers, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: This is the story of a soldier, Major General Ken Perkins, CB, MBE, DFC, who rose from the ranks to hold a number of important positions. It is a chronicle of an unusual career spent in pursuit of excitement which included, early on, flying as a pilot during the Korean War, and, much later, command of Arab, British and Iranian forces during counter-insurgency operations which preserved the Straits of Hormuz for the Western World. Even a desk in Whitehall proved amusing, particularly when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.
In the course of this career he was awarded, in addition to his British decorations, the Hashemite Order of Independence, the Order of Oman and the Selangor Distinguished Conduct Medal. He leaves us at sixty launching into a new life: a second marriage to a business adversary, and a second family.
Introduction by: Field Marshal the Lord Bramall
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 198 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6″.
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