By Harry Benson
In April 1982 Harry Benson was once a 21-year-old Royal army commando helicopter pilot, clean out of teaching and one of many youngest helicopter pilots to serve within the Falklands struggle. 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 recognized and documented. yet virtually not anything is understood of the younger commando helicopter pilots and aircrewmen who made all of it occur on land and sea. this is often their 'Boys Own' tale, informed for the first actual time.
Harry Benson has interviewed 40 of his former colleagues for the publication making a story of ability, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, good fortune, and experience. this can be a fast moving, meticulously researched and compelling account written through somebody who used to be there, within the cockpit of a Wessex helicopter.
If you really liked Apache, Vulcan 607 and Chickenhawk, you'll love Scram!
The note "Scram" was once used to warn different junglies to visit flooring or probability being shot down by way of their very own aspect as Argentinean jets blasted via 'bomb alley'.
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