Tri-Service

46 Miles: The Story Of Royal Wootton Bassett

A former police officer, who escorted hundreds of servicemen and women on their final journey through Royal Wootton Bassett, has written a book about his experiences.
 
The book recounts the hundreds of repatriations Jarra escorted
The book recounts the hundreds of repatriations Jarra escorted
Jarra Brown and his colleagues escorted 345 fallen servicemen and women as they made their final journey.
 
With each repatriation the crowds lining the route grew and Wootton Bassett became the epicentre of the nation’s grief.
 
It later had 'Royal' added to its name as a symbol of gratitude for its place in British history.
 
Jarra, who now lives in Cyprus, recounts the impact the repatriations from Afghanistan had on the quiet Wiltshire town.
 
He is donating a proportion of the profits to military charity Scotty's Little Soldiers.