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.
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
IMAGE: B2508jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/mdrul95 LINKS: 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.