(PDF/EBOOK) [Scram by Harry Benson] BY Harry Benson


Scram by Harry BensonE nd but at a recent reunion decided to collect the memories of the helicopter pilots the Junglies and put them in one placeMost well written books on the Falklands contain the same three themes mis management luck and bravery The retaking of the Falklands was a plan very much made up as it went along and many of the ships the troops went in were due to be scrappedsolddecommissioned as has been pointed out if the Argentinians had delayed their invasion by a month then Britain would have been unable to respond as they didOnce at the Falklands there were many poor decisions made and the ventual 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 nemy fire and then not xpect a tipThere are some very interesting and hair raising stories here and it is obvious that the Junglies did a fantastic job and coul. Ery first timeHarry Junglies did a fantastic job and coul. Ery first timeHarry has interviewed forty Of His Former Colleagues For his former colleagues for 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 helicopterFew of these pilots have spoken publicly about The two helicopter crashes and ventual rescue following a failed SAS mission high up on an in hospitable glacier in South Georgia The harrowing story of the Exocet strike that sunk the transport ship Atlantic Conveyor The daring missile raid on the Arge. ,


D have done an ven better one with co ordinated air management Harry Benson is objective in what he tells us although you feel at times he is holding back a little on his personal views and if you are interested in the life of helicopters at war then this along with the xcellent Apache by Ed Macy is probably the book for you Excellent book Would have liked to have seen the angle of have we learned some of the lessons for RW support covered Almost missed the part about the outcome of the lone SF soldier carrying the M16 but noticed on LAST PAGES THAT HE WAS last pages that was ID d Thanks to those who told their stories and to the author for telling them so well I noticed there were some stories left untold Was that due to scope boundary lack of contact with those involved or decision not to tell the story due to sensitivities of those involved A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, eg the ditching due to birdstrike with large loss of life Anxcellent account of a little related aspect of the Falklands war The book tells the story of the part played by the unsung junglie helicopter pilots in The Shadow Reader every aspect of the South Atlantic campaig. Ntine high command in Port Stanley The constant mortar fire faced while supporting troops andvacuating casualties The hair raising head on attacks by Argentine jets on British helicopters The Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies extraordinarty courage shown during thevacuation 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 word Scram was used to warn other junglies to go to ground or risk being shot down by their own as Argentinean jets blasted through 'bomb alley'. ,

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This is an ssential addition to anyone with an interest in military aviation The narrative takes an overview of all the helicopter operations in the Falklands so is naturally not deep in some all the helicopter operations in the Falklands so is naturally not deep in some author does a marvelous job of describing the basics of helicopter flight and gives an indication of the training given to young men before they are sent to war He hides nothing of the fear and horror involved in combat operations and gives an indication of the coping methods used by The AviatorsWritten Well After aviatorsWritten well after conflict the narrative does not attempt to correct the misperceptions of the pilots and aircrew at the time but corrects them after the anecdote as appropriate Of course noone on the frontline The Power Of A Choice ever has the big picture There is some criticism of senior command as is to bexpected and hopefully the lessons shown will continue to be applied This is a perspective of the Falklands conflict from the perspective of the helicopter pilots involved It does offer another perspective and does add another piece to the jigsaw that makes up the Falklands War The author arrived towards th. 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
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    (PDF/EBOOK) [Scram by Harry Benson] BY Harry Benson download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Harry Benson An excellent account of a little related aspect of the Falklands war The book tells the story of the part played by the unsung junglie helicopter pilots in every aspect of the South Atlantic campaign

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    (PDF/EBOOK) [Scram by Harry Benson] BY Harry Benson Excellent book Would have liked to have seen the angle of have we learned some of the lessons? for RW support covered Almost missed the part about the outcome of the lone SF soldier carrying the M16 but noticed on the last pages that he was never ID'd Thanks to those who told their stories and to the author for telling them so well I noticed there were some stories left untold Was that due to scope boundary lac

  3. says: (PDF/EBOOK) [Scram by Harry Benson] BY Harry Benson

    download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Harry Benson (PDF/EBOOK) [Scram by Harry Benson] BY Harry Benson This is a perspective of the Falklands conflict from the perspective of the helicopter pilots involved It does offer another perspective and does add another piece to the jigsaw that makes up the Falklands War The

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    (PDF/EBOOK) [Scram by Harry Benson] BY Harry Benson Harry Benson ¾ 0 review characters Scram by Harry Benson This is an essential addition to anyone with an interest in military aviation The narrative takes an overview of all the helicopter operations in the Falklands so is naturally not deep in some detailsThe author does a marvelous job of describing the basics of helicopter flight and gives an indication of the training given to young men before they are sent to war He hides nothing of the fear and horror involved

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