Stirling"s Desert Raiders by Cowles, Virginia.

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Statue of David Stirling by Angela Conner near Doune, Scotland. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Archibald David Stirling, DSO, OBE (15 November – 4 November ) was a Scottish officer in the British Army, mountaineer, and the founder of the Special Air Battles/wars: World War II, North African Campaign.

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In North Africa, a convoy of 18 Allied jeeps carrying Special Air Service personnel appeared out of the early-morning darkness and drove onto the Axis landing strip at Sidi Haneish in the Egyptian desert.

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David Stirling was educated at Ampleforth College, and Cambridge University. Stirling joined up when WW11 started.

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Mori Kessler serves as a Senior Reporter for St. George News, having previously contributed as a writer and Interim Editor inand an assistant editor from to mid First published inThe Special Air Service was published before the above mentioned SAS War Diary came out for the general public, however, the author Philip Warner had access to mostly the same information or at least it seems so when reading his book.

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Partly disassembled aircraft were delivered to their units by railway, and were received in the desert region of Tamtsak-Bulak by brigades of plant assemblers who quickly prepared them for flight.

A few regiments equipped with the R participated in the Finnish War of A decisive battle in the desert struggle between Rommel's Afrika Korps and the British forces. In August General Bernard Law Montgomery was appointed to command the Eighth Army.

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