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Operation Granby: Desert Rats Armor and Transport in the Gulf War (Firepower Pictorial Specials 2002)
By Bob Morrison
Publisher: Concord Publications 1991 88 Pages
PDF 45 MB
1 he aim of this photo essay is 10 cover as many major types as possible, of armoured and softs kin vehicles employed by the British Land Forces on OPERATION GRANBY - the battle to tree Kuwait.
When Iraq invaded Kuwait on 2nd August 1990. a British Military Assistance Sc Training Team (BMATT) was already stationed in Kuwait. It is believed that a small number of specialists from 22 SAS were part of the team and went to ground immediately. Some sources say that they were reinforced by troopers on standby in Cyprus. It is also seems likely that SAS teams stationed in a friendly Arab country crossed into Kuwait by land. Both Land Rover Desert Patrol Vehicles (DPV) and Longline Light Strike Vehicles (LSV) used solely by the regiment are known to have been deployed to the area very early on, and were probably the first British vehicles used operationally on Operation GRANBY. However, as at the time of writing, neither vehicle has been photographed in the theatre, and the Ministry of Defence passes no comment on the Regiment, we have not included them.