Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
212 Soldiers for the Queen

212 Soldiers for the Queen 1

Fijians in the British Army 1961-1997

by David Tough
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/09/2018
1/5 Rating 1 Reviews
  $36.97
In 1961 the British army struggled with volunteer recruitment after the abolition of
National Service. Recruiting teams were sent to three remaining colonies and found an
excellent source of volunteers in Fiji. Two hundred men and twelve women from across
Fiji's racial divide enlisted and subsequently served with distinction throughout 'the fringes
of empire', bolstering NATO, in Northern Ireland and the Falklands conflict.
About a third of the men served for 22 years or more, marrying British and other nationals
and many chose not to return to Fiji. Some of those who returned played significant roles in
the 1987 election with a few supporting subsequent military interventions.
The author interviewed the surviving '212' wherever they settled. Brigadier Ian Thorpe, the
last New Zealander to command the Royal Fiji Military Forces, first served with Fijians
in the Malayan Emergency and later established an officer training school for the RFMF, 
provided the foreword.
ISBN:
9780648202523
9780648202523
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Barrallier Books Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 10-15 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro  2 working days

NSW Metro  2 working days

NSW Rural  2 - 3 working days

NSW Remote  2 - 5 working days

NT Metro  3 - 6 working days

NT Remote  4 - 10 working days

QLD Metro  2 - 4 working days

QLD Rural  2 - 5 working days

QLD Remote  2 - 7 working days

SA Metro  2 - 5 working days

SA Rural  3 - 6 working days

SA Remote  3 - 7 working days

TAS Metro  3 - 6 working days

TAS Rural  3 - 6 working days

VIC Metro  2 - 3 working days

VIC Rural  2 - 4 working days

VIC Remote  2 - 5 working days

WA Metro  3 - 6 working days

WA Rural  4 - 8 working days

WA Remote  4 - 12 working days

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

1 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • 212 Soldiers for the Queen

    by on

    The advertising was misleading stating that the paperback was a hard back. Angus and Robertson ISB was wrong. Angus and Robertson advised me that in the USA (where the book was printed) they do not have paperbacks. This was also misleading as friends in the US acknowledge they do use the term paperbacks. All in all not a good experience and the $10 discount because of the false advertising only served to indicate that Angus and Robertson are not customer focused despite their assertions to the contrary. Your response has produced a disgruntled ex-customer.