24th February marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the coalition ground campaign to remove Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait, during the First Gulf War.
The following article has been retrieved from the Tracklink magazine archives and was published for the 25th anniversary in 2016.
During the 68 hours of fighting, 7th Armoured Brigade advanced 300km and destroyed 90 Iraqi tanks, with only two men lost and fifteen wounded. The 4th Armoured Brigade destroyed 60 Iraqi tanks, losing ten men and wounding seven, mainly due to friendly fire. No Challengers or Warriors were officially lost to enemy fire.
We have delved into the Archive’s photographic collection and selected a small number of the photographs collated by Roddy de Normann, ex-Royal Hussars, and kindly donated to the Museum.
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