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Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands In AprilHarry Benson was ayear 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 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 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 GalahadThe secret nighttime low level missions to insert and resupply SAS and SBS using night vision gogglesIf you likedApache, Vulcanand Chickenhawk, you ll love ScramThe 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 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. 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, lack of contact with those involved, or decision not to tell the story due to se 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, lack of contact with those involved, or decision not to tell the story due to sensitivities of those involved e.g the ditching due to birdstrike with large loss of life 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 the end, but at a recent reunion decided to collect the memories of the helicopter pilots the Junglies and put them in one place.Most well written books on the Falklands contain the same three themes, mis management, luck and bravery The retaking of the Fa 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 the end, but at a recent reunion decided to collect the memories of the helicopter pilots the Junglies and put them in one place.Most 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 scrapped sold decommissioned, 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 did.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 There are some very interesting and hair raising stories here and it is obvious that the Junglies did a fantastic job and could have done an even 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 excellent Apache by Ed Macy is probably the book for you

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