Brian's latest book, "A Gordon For Me", about the Gordon Highlanders in Cyprus in 1955 and 1956 will soon be available.
Read about the action of the First Battalion during 1955 and 56 from the point of view of a private soldier. Learn how politics caused the waste of 371 British lives during the conflict including sixteen of our own. Many of those killed were National Servicemen. This book is dedicated to those sixteen young Gordon Highlanders who did not come home. Those are the men that Brian remembers at any memorial ceremony. They would all have been 80 years plus today.
An honest and brave account of National Service in the 1950’s. Brian spares no detail in his story, from simple farmer’s son to a Gordon Highlander.
60 years ago Brian Roberston left his family farm to undergo two years of National Service. From Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Copenhagen to Cyprus, Brian experienced much, much more than the average farm-hand ever would. What starts off as an exploration of the eclectic nature of the army, takes a dark twist down the obedience, ruthlessness, and brutality of training and conflict. This book is not a celebration of war.