Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ ❮KINDLE❯ ✽ Scram Author Harry Benson – Citybells.co.uk 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 pilotKINDLE Scram Author Harry Benson Citybells.co.uk 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 ' In April Harry Benson was a 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 kno.

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Wn 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 timeHarry 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 helicopterFew of these pilots have spoken publicly about The two helicopter crashes and eventual rescue following a failed SAS mission high up on an in hospitable glacier in South Georgia The harrowing story of the Ex.

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Scram author Harry BensOcet 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 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'..

Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB After serving eight years in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot initially on naval air commando suadrons flying a Wessex then as flight commander of the frigate HMS Apollo flying a Wasp Harry spent the next nine years in Asia in the completely different world of stockbroking Surviving a marital crisis he and his family moved back to England to help other couples avoid getting i.

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  • Chris Shepheard

    Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Scram author Harry BensAn 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


  • Neil Slater

    Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Scram author Harry BensExcellent 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 storie


  • Nick Brett

    Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Scram author Harry BensThis 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 the end 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 Argenti


  • James

    Scram author Harry Benson review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Scram author Harry BensThis 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 in combat operations and gives an indication of the coping methods used by the aviatorsWritten well after the 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 ever has the big picture There is some criticism of senior command as is to be expected and hopefully the lessons shown will continue to