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Scram!: The Gripping First-Hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands download epub

by Harry Benson


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The junglies being the name for the Royal Navy troop lift helicopters, dating back to the campaign in the jungles of Borneo in the 1960s

The junglies being the name for the Royal Navy troop lift helicopters, dating back to the campaign in the jungles of Borneo in the 1960s. Back then, the Fleet Air Arm helicopter aircrews made a name for themselves as ‘can do’ people – a reputation that they more than upheld in the Falklands War. ‘Scram’, broadcast over the helicopter control radio net during the Falklands War meant take cover from Argentine fighters.

Scram!: The Gripping Firs. has been added to your Basket. Once at the Falklands there were many poor decisions made and the eventual victory came through luck and the sheer bravery and determination of the troops involved. Helicopters are the workhorse of the military, moving stores, troops and ammunition and, sadly, recovering the wounded. Sometimes referred to as taxis, that might be fair as long as you assume a taxi would take you in zero visibility to the front lines under enemy fire and then not expect a tip!

Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book .

Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book creating a tale of skill, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, luck, and adventure. Aged 21, HARRY BENSON was one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war. Following two tours as a Royal Navy pilot, Harry moved to Asia in 1988 with his wife Kate to work in finance.

In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands War. These pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew most of the land-based missions in the Falklands in their Sea King. These pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew most of the land-based missions in the Falklands in their Sea King and Wessex helicopters. Much of what happened in the war - the politics, task force In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands War.

In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the . Much of what happened in the war - the politics, task force ships, Sea Harriers, landings, Paras and Marines - is well-known and documented. Aged 21, Harry was one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war. This title tells about: the two helicopter. This title tells about: the two helicopter crashes and eventual rescue following a failed SAS mission high up on an in hospitable glacier in South Georgia; and, more. Following two tours as a Royal Navy pilot, Harry moved to Asia in 1988 with his wife Kate to work in finance

In April 1982 Harry Benson was once a 21-year-old Royal army commando helicopter pilot, clean out of educating and one of many youngest helicopter pilots to serve within the Falklands battle

In April 1982 Harry Benson was once a 21-year-old Royal army commando helicopter pilot, clean out of educating and one of many youngest helicopter pilots to serve within the Falklands battle. those pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew lots of the land-based missions within the Falklands of their Sea King and Wessex helicopters. a lot of what occurred within the. struggle - the politics, job strength ships, Sea Harriers, landings, Paras and Marines - is famous and documented

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In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands War. These pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew most of the land-based missions in the Falklands in their Sea King and Wessex helicopters. Much of what happened in the war -- the politics, task force ships, Sea Harriers, landings, Paras and Marines -- is well-known and documented. But almost nothing is known of the young commando helicopter pilots and aircrewmen who made it all happen on land and sea. This is their 'Boys Own' story, told for the very first time. Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book creating a tale of skill, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, luck, and adventure. This is a fast-paced, meticulously researched and compelling account written by someone who was there, in the cockpit of a Wessex helicopter. Few of these pilots have spoken publicly аbout: • The two helicopter crashes and eventual rescue following a failed SAS mission high up on an inhospitable glacier in South Georgia  • The harrowing story of the Exocet strike that sunk the transport ship Atlantic Conveyor • The daring missile raid on the Argentine high command in Port Stanley • The constant mortar fire faced while supporting troops and evacuating casualties  • The hair-raising head-on attacks by Argentine jets on British helicopters  • The extraordinarty courage shown during the evacuation of the bombed landing ship Sir Galahad • The secret nighttime low-level missions to insert and resupply SAS and SBS using night vision gogglesIf you liked Apache, Vulcan 607 and Chickenhawk, you'll love Scram! The word "Scram" was used to warn other junglies to go to ground or risk being shot down by their own side as Argentinean jets blasted through 'bomb alley'.

Comments: (6)

Rko
The title is right, Gripping first-hand accounts! Harry Benson did a great job of telling the stories of the helicopter war in the Falklands in 1982. He was there as a 21 year old helicopter pilot or "junglie" as they were called. 32 black and white and 21 color photos of the action round out the stories. I enjoyed every word!!
Umdwyn
The authors role in the war was limited, but he interviewed most of the other chopper pilots and compiled a history of the helicopter role, as well as the war in general. There's even a scene in the book taken from the cover...a Wessex firing a rocket.
Mariwyn
Not bad for a first time writer. Good story content but too little detail. This is understandable as the story was written some time after the campaign.
Fenrinos
This is an excellent book for those interested in low and slow military aviation. The book is more interesting than a novel. Everything contained within the covers rings true to veterans and aviators.
Walan
A very good matter of fact about helicopter operations in the Falklands. A story told by someone who was there.
Golkis
good book
Scram!: The Gripping First-Hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands download epub
Military
Author: Harry Benson
ISBN: 0099568829
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow (November 5, 2012)
Pages: 320 pages