The Yompers, with 45 Commando in the Falklands War

The Falklands Task Force carried the Marine Commando, the Parachute Regiment, the SBS and the SAS 8,000 miles, together with other British Army units to give the Argentine bandits a thorough thrashing. This is a fabulous, moving, entertaining, thoughtful, emotional read and reminder that other countries still under estimate Great Britain to their cost. – Most Highly Recommended.


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NAME: The Yompers, with 45 Commando in the Falklands War
FILE: R2508
AUTHOR: Ian Gardner
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  208
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: light infantry, Royal Marines, Falklands Liberation, 
Argentine bandits, maritime patrol aircraft, maritime attack 
aircraft, carriers, jet aircraft, VSTOL, STOVL, helicopter 
carriers, political neglect, carrier strike force, amphibious 
landings, Special Forces

ISBN: 1-47385-342-7

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DESCRIPTION: The Falklands Task Force carried the Marine Commando, 
the Parachute Regiment, the SBS and the SAS 8,000 miles, together 
with other British Army units to give the Argentine bandits a 
thorough thrashing. This is a fabulous, moving, entertaining, 
thoughtful, emotional read and reminder that other countries still 
under estimate Great Britain to their cost.  -  Most Highly 
Recommended.

In April 1982 the British Armed Forces went into over drive. They 
brought back units from around the world, took warships out of 
reserve and put them back into full operational capability in an 
amazingly short time, impressed merchant ships and ocean liners into 
war service and converted then to carry personnel and a mountain of 
supplies 8,000 miles to small groups of British Islands that had been 
invaded by Argentine bandits who were already oppressing the 
indigenous loyally British population. It was an incredible and 
emotional sight watching the ships leave for a commission that could 
have come out of the days of Nelson when small but highly 
professional British forces were sent around the world to take on 
and vanquish a much larger force. It was incredible to watch the 
armada at the remote Ascension Island as they distributed supplies 
and shook out the final order of sailing for the decisive last leg of 
their journey. Nimrod and Vulcan aircraft operated with in-flight 
refuelling to protect the Fleet and attack distant targets. Special 
Forces landed and destroyed Argentine aircraft on the airfields they 
were deployed to, gathered intelligence and liberated the first 
islands.

It was an incredible feat of arms and it was devastatingly 
successful. It was not without casualties, great bravery, bitter 
loss, but all objectives were achieved. In that fantastic story 
there were so many who merit special mention, but the story of the 
Yompers is one that particularly stands out.

Due to the gross neglect of ignorant politicians who thought their 
sole job was to manage the decline of Great Britain and see it broken 
up into a series of German Landes, the Task Force was short of many 
things and great effort and ingenuity had been expended to pull 
together the resources that had been sent with the Task Force. One 
shortage was in helicopters and this created the legend of the 
Yompers, 45 Commando, who had to yomp, or force march, across the 
Falklands, carrying heavy loads, to surprise and defeat the Argentine 
invaders. That physical effort was conducted for a month in mid-
winter. It is an incredible story of determination and grit.

This book is a compelling account of an incredible effort. It is 
also a story with a happy ending where Britons who had been 
oppressed are again free to live in democracy after the fascists, 
would be colonial power, Argentines were comprehensively defeated 
and ejected.