BOMB ALLEY ' FALKLAND ISLANDS 1982. ABOARD H.M.S. ANTRIM AT WAR.

Yates, David.


£25.00




Barnsley, 1st.ed., 2006. Ix + 210 pp., 38 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. A Lower-Deck view of the Falklands War of 1982 as seen by a sailor aboard the destroyer HMS ANTRIM. The author joined the Royal Navy in 1976 via GANGES, retiring in 1985 only to re-enlist two years later and serve until 2000, including seeing further action in the Gulf War of 1991. In the South Atlantic he gained his first taste of enemy fire when ANTRIM helped to re-take South Georgia during 'Operation Paraquat' (see Item No. 187) and then his ship led the first attack into North Falklands Sound and San Carlos Water (Bomb Alley as the sailors called it) where she destroyed enemy defences and fought off Argentinean aircraft. On one occasion the destroyer came under repeated air attack for over six hours and was struck by a 500 lb. bomb that took out her missile system. FINE copy.


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