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Blood and Dust
August 1, 2015

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Blood and Dust

August 1, 2015

Freddy you are too efficient, Mick Stanley's new book was going to my byline on the "newsflash " now I'm only going to talk/post about the way the Tories have fecked up the handling of the migrants or the lack of it.But I do have a copy on order ,should be a good read

August 5, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Blood and Dust

August 5, 2015

Bob, I received my copy of this book today, and I think it the most informative document on the matter of the 6DG in Crimea and India I have seen so far, and beyond. Mick Stanley (and his help team) deserve a great big vote of thanks from us all. Mick has shown throughout this book , the ethos and Regimental standards which the 6DG were all about, a state which we in the 3rd  Carabiniers were encouraged to follow throughout our service years, and beyond. It is also still to be seen in the present Regiment, and there can be no other which could surpass the standard 6DG have challenged us all to meet. I just hope that we all have.  Well done and my thanks to you, Major Stanley!!!

August 12, 2015

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Blood and Dust

August 12, 2015

My copy of the book has just arrived and it is clearly a work of art, beautifully produced and a credit to Major Stanley for all his hard work and a fitting tribute to not only our forebears but to the 3rd Carabiniers. Freddy

August 12, 2015

Joined: August 12, 2015
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Blood and Dust

August 12, 2015

Tom. Many thanks for your kind words about my recently published book.  It has been a hobby for nearly 2 years finding the information and putting together the details. The book has been a labour of love and it is a pity I have to charge so much for the book (£25) - the real cost of printing and binding was £41 per copy, however I wanted to produce something special to last through the generations whatever the cost, as a mark of my appreciation for over 30 years in the Regiment (9 as a Carabinier!).  Also I feel the 6DG have been lost in history and need to be put back on the map.  The book is selling well, of the print run of 200, I have sold more than 50 copies and I am delighted many to my friends in the Carabiniers.  It is my intention to sell as many as possible to those who served and it will not be till next month that the book goes out to the general public.  I am confident that the remaining books will sell without too much delay (Sally my wife is already bored with seeing them in the house!).  If anyone wants to buy a book contact me on 'salandmick@yahoo.co.uk' or just send a cheque (£25 +2.80 postage)  to me at 11 Hillgate Street, London W87SP .   Very best wishes to my Carabinier friends.  My time in Detmold and Herford before amalgamation was very special. Mick

August 12, 2015

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Posts: 977
Blood and Dust

August 12, 2015

Having received the book within 3 days of ordering, I have been delving in to it and never stop thinking how much effort, energy and searching through a huge number of documents has created the production of this very important and informative book. It is the first book I have ever read which contains information which is sadly lacking in other military histories. I agree that 6DG were put to one side by some of those in charge, despite the fact that they were a Regiment which always stood for all that is best in British military activities, but it does, and always will live in our minds and hearts for ever. It is after all one of the founding units of  3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, and has set us all, past and present, a challenge we had to meet for the sake of their service and their memory. Many thanks for all your effort, Mike!!

August 27, 2015

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Blood and Dust

August 27, 2015

BLOOD & DUST

A short hi!story of the 6th Dragoon Guards during the IndianMutiny

You will have seen the flyer for the above publication which was sent out last month.  I am delighted to say that the book is selling well and nearly half the 200 copies have been now sold within the Regiment. The book goes out to the general public next month initially with 630 ‘flyers’ to all members of “The Society for Army Research”. The Editor of the journal has written “what an extremely handsome work of design and production - It looks splendid - I congratulate you”.

An ex member of the Regiment “ I think it the most informative document on the matter of the 6 D.G. in Crimea and India I have seen so far”.

If you are thinking of ordering a book then please order now - I should like to sell as many books to the Regiment as possible before the book is put on general release.

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 ORDER FORM                                              

Title………….……………..             Initials…………              Name (Print)………………….………………………….. A!ddress…………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………

!Post Code…………………. Tel No……………………….      email………………………………………….………………

Please forward ……………copies of  ‘Blood & Dust” at £25 each plus £2.80 postage & packing

(Free delivery to central London)

I enclose a cheque for £…………….. made payable to M.J.Stanley. 11 Hillgate Street,London W8 7SP.

or order by email salandmick@yahoo.co.uk

 

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