46 Miles Book by Jarra Brown - Hardback

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A respectful and moving tribute to British service personnel comes in the form of a new book, 46 Miles, by Jarra Brown. Published under the Menin House imprint by Tommies Guides, the book is about the repatriation of 345 British service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, whose bodies were repatriated to RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, shortly after which each coffin passed in cavalcade through the town of Wootton Bassett. Publication date will be June 26, the day before Armed Forces Day. Ryan Gearing, Managing Director of Tommies Guides commented, “ By the end of August 2011 the bells of St Bartholomew’s Church in Wootton Bassett had tolled more times than the residents of this once peaceful town cared to think about, for each chime represented the moment the police convoy accompanying the hearse from RAF Lyneham entered the High Street. 46 Miles pays tribute to those of our forces who fell in modern conflict and to a town that determined they would never be forgotten.” The book takes its title from the fact that the cavalcades drove 46 miles from Lyneham to Oxford. The route ceased to be used as flying operations ended at RAF Lyneham. Jarra Brown, a former serviceman and police officer, acted as the link between the police and the military for the repatriations through Wootton Bassett. He was awarded the MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List. Two months earlier Wootton Bassett was accorded the prefix “Royal” by The Queen. KEY INFORMATION ISBN PB: 978-1-908336-82-8 Format: 240x164mm Extent: 326pp Price: £20 HB