Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands

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In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands War. These pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew most of the land-based missions in the Falklands in their Sea King and Wessex helicopters. Much of what happened in the war - the politics, task force ships, Sea Harriers, landings, Paras and Marines - is well-known and documented. But almost nothing is known of the young commando helicopter pilots and aircrewmen who made it all happen on land and sea. This is their 'Boys Own' story, told for the very first time.

Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book creating a tale of skill, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, luck, and adventure. This is a fast-paced, meticulously researched and compelling account written by someone who was there, in the cockpit of a Wessex helicopter.

If you liked Apache, Vulcan 607 and Chickenhawk, you'll love Scram!

The word "Scram" was used to warn other junglies to go to ground or risk being shot down by their own side as Argentinean jets blasted through 'bomb alley'.

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"This is the real deal - amazing stories of a forgotten front line from one who was there" ( Patrick Bishop)

"Harry Benson s book is immensely readable as a lucid, exciting account of the entire Falklands conflict, and valuable too, as written by a combatant, not a historian. With a Falklands commander warning us only this week that Britain without aircraft carriers can never again send a Task Force to the other side of the world, this book reminds us that we may need more Harry Bensons" ( Daily Mail)

"Excellent" ( Daily Telegraph) --Daily Telegraph

"Excellent…truly must-read stuff" ( Flight International magazine) --Flight International magazine

"A detailed account of the outstanding contribution of the medium-lift Marine and Royal Navy Wessex and Sea King helicopters…The best part of the book is his account of the frantic pace of helicopter support for land operations from D-Day on 21 May" ( Literary Review) --Literary Review

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This is the thrilling untold story of the young helicopter pilots - most barely out of their teens - who risked their lives during this brief but ferocious war.

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