museums
parks
dining
hotels
attractions
Follow us...
Home  >  Famous Aberdonians  >  David Yates Aberdeen

David Yates Aberdeen



Information and biography of Aberdeen author David Yates and his first book called Bomb Alley about The Falklands War and life aboard the ship HMS Antrim


David Yates is a member of the Aberdeen Lemon Tree Writers Group and the Aberdeen Writers Circle.

Bomb Alley


The first book that David Yates has published is called Bomb Alley and is a factual account of his life aboard the ship HMS Antrim during The 1982 Falklands War. It will be available to buy from 21 September 2006. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon at a discounted price with free delivery available.



Follow us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Contact Me.


My new novel:

Group Novel Front Cover

Nine grieving Aberdeen families, one dark secret. Can love triumph?

Group is the new emotionally raw psychological character-driven suspense romance by author C.G. Buswell

Buy on Kindle and other devices or Paperback.




Bomb Alley is published by Pen and Sword Maritime Publishers and is the eye witness account of David Yates as a below decks Royal Navy seaman in the South Atlantic during The Falklands Conflict Campaign. The book recalls the horror of the first encounter with Argentinean forces when South Georgia was retaken from the invaders in Operation Paraquat.

David's ship, HMS Antrim, lead the first attack into the North Falklands Sound. She destroyed enemy defences and later became part of the main force anti-aircraft defences in the infamous Bomb Alley or San Carlos Water.

HMS Antrim was struck by a bomb in one of the many air attacks. The bombing destroyed her defensive missile system but through luck the bomb did not explode. Instead it remained on the ship, wedged in the aft heads.

During this barrage from enemy low-flying Argentinean jets other Naval Ships such as HMS Coventry and HMS Antelope were bombed and lost at sea. The army were desperately trying to secure a bridgehead on the mainland.

Bomb Alley is a raw book, full of the emotion of war, told by an ordinary Royal Navy matelot, far from his Aberdonian home.


More Aberdeenshire Authors.





One last war aberdeen author
An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
Buy this latest novel by local author C.G. Buswell on Kindle or Paperback.




Advertise Here from just £90.

Advertise On About Aberdeen




© Site contents copyright AboutAberdeen.com 2004-2021. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy / Disclaimer