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Local Author from Letchworth, Sidney Edwards signs his gripping account of his clandestine involvement in the Falklands War, My Secret Falklands War

Saturday 13 September 2014
11 am

Based on reports to his superiors back in London – now available for the first time under the 30 year rule – Edwards’ clear and compelling account reveals the frenetic and sensitive diplomatic activity that was going on behind the scenes during this short, intense war.

When Wing-Commander Sidney Edwards was called from a relaxing Sunday at home to an urgent, high-level meeting, his top-secret involvement in the Falklands War began. Whether sharing intelligence on the Argentine military, seeking suitable airbases for British planes, or creating the perfect cover story to the world’s media on why a British helicopter crew were found near the Chilean/Argentine border, Sidney was quietly but crucially affecting the outcome of the war.  As a former fighter pilot and fluent Spanish speaker with diplomatic and intelligence experience, Edwards was uniquely qualified to work with Chilean armed forces and members of their ruling military junta to establish trust and ensure vital assistance to the Task Force. A gripping, first-hand account, My Secret Falklands War is illustrated with photographs and maps, and will be of interest to professional and amateur war historians as well as those interested in espionage.

Sidney Edwards served in the RAF for 31 years, and was awarded the OBE, South Atlantic Medal and Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. As well as the mission described in this book, Edwards completed tours as a jet instructor, served as Air Attaché at the British Embassy in Madrid, and commanded advanced jet flying at the RAF Central Flying School, which included the Red Arrows. He lives in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

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Leading Historian and Archaeologist, Neil Faulkner will Discuss and Sign is Book, A Radical History of the World
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David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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01462 684631

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01462 475900

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