SAS

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After passing the world’s toughest Special Forces selection to get into D Squadron, 22 SAS, in 1979, Mark ‘Splash’ Aston thought he’d missed out on all the action. Too late to fight with the SAS in a decade long secret war in Oman, when terrorists then seized the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980 Splash missed out again when responsibility for the counter-terror role was passed to their comrades in B Squadron just weeks earlier. Then on April 2nd 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Days later D Squadron were on their way south as the cutting edge of Britain’s campaign to retake the islands. And over the next six weeks of fighting, as one extraordinary episode followed another, the action never let up. This is an unputdownable, edge-of-the-seat insight into still classified Special Forces operations during the Falklands War.

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The thrilling, edge-of-your-seat true story of one soldier’s Special Forces operations in the Falklands War

‘BRILLIANT. A ROLLERCOASTER OF BLISTERING ACTION, SURVIVAL AND BEHIND-THE-LINES DARING’ DAMIEN LEWIS

‘A GRIPPING UNTOLD STORY OF HEROISM, HARDSHIP AND SACRIFICE WITHIN THE SAS’ BEAR GRYLLS
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After passing the world’s toughest Special Forces selection and joining the elite ranks of D Squadron, 22 SAS in 1979, Mark ‘Splash’ Aston thought the hard part was over.

Then on April 2 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands.

Days later D Squadron joined the cutting edge of Britain’s campaign to retake the islands. Facing extreme weather and a determined enemy, Splash and the men of D Squadron fought in one extraordinary contact after another. The action never let up.

When tragedy struck their Sea King helicopter and it crashed in the freezing South Atlantic, Splash was one of just nine survivors. Evacuated to a hospital ship, Splash defied orders and a suspected broken neck to re-join his unit until the fight was won.

An unputdownable, edge-of-the-seat insight into still classified Special Forces operations during the Falklands War, SAS: Sea King Down will take its place alongside classics like Bravo Two Zero as military adventure writing of the highest order.
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‘Gripping, fast moving and completely authentic. A brilliant piece of work. Better than Bravo Two ZeroMike Rose, former Commanding Officer of the SAS

Additional information

Weight 0.681 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

xix, 394 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

997.11024092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K