By Jon Cooksey
June 1982, and in the midst of a South Atlantic iciness, the Falklands warfare is at its top. The Parachute Regiment has already been in motion - 2 Para securing a troublesome fought victory at Darwin-Goose eco-friendly at a heavy fee in killed and wounded together with their CO, Lieutenant Colonel 'H' Jones, later offered 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 realize it is their flip. As they arrange to attack their ambitions - 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. previous to 'zero' a few of them are easily informed to hope.
This, the 1st in a brand new sequence on certain Operations, tells the tale of three Para and the often-neglected fight for Mount Longdon. It used to be a conflict which confirmed the self-discipline, comradeship and professionalism of the paras to the restrict; it was once a conflict which witnessed one other posthumous VC; it grew to become out to be the bloodiest conflict of the complete Falklands crusade.
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3 PARA - MOUNT LONGDON - THE BLOODIEST BATTLE by Jon Cooksey