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Britain has never been more ready for conflict

On this day 26 years ago, the shooting started in Gulf War One.

As military tradition dictates, the British Army was ill-prepared. Insufficient desert combat uniforms and body armour to equip the entire force; a shoddily manufactured and woefully unreliable personal weapon system in the SA80 Mark 1 and no doctrine or training in desert warfare. 338 more words

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Desert Storm Part 24: Back to Germany

It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). 1,324 more words

British Army

Desert Storm Part 23: Victory

It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). 3,209 more words

British Army

Desert Storm Part 22: Charge of the Heavy Brigade

It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). 10,540 more words

British Army

Desert Storm Part 21: And so to war.

It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). 3,849 more words

British Army

Desert Storm Part 20: Prepare to breach.

It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). 2,507 more words

British Army

Desert Storm Part 19: The calm before the storm

It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). 1,824 more words

British Army