Thermal imaging turned out to be a very useful technology and gave British forces in the Falklands a distinct advantage in a number of situations, which Phil describes in detail in the chapters devoted to his Falklands War experiences.
Delivered in the no-nonsense language of a soldier who has ‘been there, done that and got the T-shirt’, Phil’s straight-talking memoir will be appreciated by any former military personnel ~ and especially those who, like him, served in the UK land forces during the era he describes.
Phil Thompson left the Army in 2003 as a major and moved to Spain, where he still lives with his long suffering wife. His life is now dedicated to the pursuit of happiness and the sampling of all things made from hops and grapes. He also plays golf, a lot, and still enjoys walking long distances (but without the heavy backpack or anyone shouting out the pace).
Close contact is also maintained with the many friends and colleagues he made whilst in the army, particularly in the Light Infantry and Small Arms School Corps.