Winchester, 1st ed., 1997. Xlix + 430 pp., 3 cold., photo-plates + 1 cold., ill., + several b&w photo-ills., + 6 maps & plans. D.j., silk bookmark; 24 x 16cm. FINE. Signed by the Author. This is the story of the last forty-seven years in the distinguished life of The Royal Hampshire Regiment, raised in Ireland in 1702. From 1945 onwards, The Royal Hampshires served all over the world: in Benghazi and Palestine, Austria, Germany and Malaya; in the West Indies and Cyprus; in Hong Kong and Borneo, the Falkland Islands, Berlin and Northern Ireland ' and from time to time in Great Britain. This book includes the many successes of the all-regular 1st Battalion from 1962; it remembers the Regimental Depot and records its closure in 1958; as well as the deeds of the Territorial battalions until the 4th/5th Battalion finally disbanded in 1967. From counter insurgency in Malaya to hurricane relief in the West Indies; from the TORREY CANYON oil-fouled beaches of Cornwall to service again and again in Northern Ireland, this is a gallant period of history.