By Jon Cooksey
June 1982, and in the course of a South Atlantic wintry weather, the Falklands warfare is at its top. The Parachute Regiment has already been in motion - 2 Para securing a difficult fought victory at Darwin-Goose eco-friendly at a heavy fee in killed and wounded together with their CO, Lieutenant Colonel 'H' Jones, later provided a posthumous VC.
Now, weeks later, as they give the impression of being up on the lengthy, frost shattered spines of rock which stab the air from the summit of Mount Longdon at the outer ring of the Stanley defences, the 'toms' of three Para are aware of it is their flip. As they organize to attack their pursuits - positive factors code named 'wing forward', 'fly part' and 'full back'- the lads of three Para be aware of they're in for a struggle. ahead of 'zero' a few of them are easily instructed to wish.
This, the 1st in a brand new sequence on exact Operations, tells the tale of three Para and the often-neglected fight for Mount Longdon. It was once a conflict which demonstrated the self-discipline, comradeship and professionalism of the paras to the restrict; it used to be a conflict which witnessed one other posthumous VC; it grew to become out to be the bloodiest conflict of the full Falklands crusade.
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3 PARA - MOUNT LONGDON - THE BLOODIEST BATTLE by Jon Cooksey