|Robin Reid's personal recollections and history of the Mobile Column during its short existence during the 1950s. Staffed by men drawn from the Army and RAF is was the first of what was to be 100 similar units. Based in Epsom its men and vehicles were sent out to all corners of Great Britain on exercises during the heyday of the Cold War - and was not always welcomed by the residents of the locations it visited. A change in political thinking within a couple of years meant that this, the only operational unit, was to disband. 118 pages, 50 b/w illustrations s/b.