Sea Harrier Over the Falklands

The controversial account of what really happened in the south Atlantic skies

Sea Harrier Over the Falklands

Sharkey Ward commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Invincible, was senior Sea Harrier adviser to the Command, flew over sixty missions and was awarded DSC. Yet had he followed all his instructions to the letter, Britain might well have lost the Falklands War. HIs dramatic first-hand story of the air war in the South Atlantic is also an extraordinary, outspoken account of inter-Service rivalries, bureaucratic interference, and dangerous ignorance of the realities of air combat among many senior commanders. As Sharkey Ward reveals, the 801 pilots were fighting not just the enemy, exhaustion, and the hostile weather, but also the prejudice and ignorance of their own side.

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Sea Harrier Over the Falklands
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Sharkey Ward
Categories: Falkland Islands War, 1982
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Phoenix

Sharkey Ward commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Invincible, was senior Sea Harrier adviser to the Command, flew over sixty missions and was awarded DSC. Yet had he followed all his instructions to the letter, Britain might well have lost the Falklands War. HIs dramatic first-hand story of the air
Sea Harrier Over the Falklands
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Commander 'Sharkey' Ward, DSC, AFC, RN
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-08-05 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Sharkey Ward commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron, "HMS Invincible", during the Falkland War of April to June 1982, and was senior Sea Harrier adviser to the command on the tactics, direction and progress of the air war. He flew over 60 war missions, achieved three air-to air kills, and took
Sea Harrier Over the Falklands
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sharkey Ward
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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Pages: 376
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Language: en
Pages: 232
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Categories: History
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