SAS Sea King Down

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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. 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 6 weeks of fighting, the action never let up. But it was an event that was out of their control that came close to defining D Squadron’s war: the night their Sea King helicopter crashed into the South Atlantic with 31 people on board. Splash was 1 of just 7 survivors of a tragedy that caused the heaviest loss of life to the Regiment since WWII. Evacuated to a hospital ship to recover, he defied orders and a suspected broken neck to escape back to his unit and rejoin the fight until it was won. This is the remarkable story of Splash’s war.

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Pre-order the riveting account of SAS action in the Falklands war

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

THE BIGGEST SINGLE LOSS OF LIFE FOR THE SAS SINCE WORLD WAR TWO . . .

1982, the British task force sails to liberate the Falkland Islands.
Aboard: SAS D Squadron, determined to make their mark.
No one more so than Mark ‘Splash’ Aston.

But they have barely seen action when their Sea King helicopter crashes in freezing South Atlantic waters, killing 22 of Mark’s comrades.

The last out of the sinking wreck, he suffers a broken neck. But defying medical evacuation orders, Mark sneaks off ship, re-joins his SAS comrades to land on a mountain near Port Stanley – to defend it against days of attacks by Argentine special forces . . .

SAS Sea King Down is a pulse-pounding account of D-Squadron’s tragic loss and subsequent heroic stand in one of the most hostile places on Earth.

A story told by a man who barely survived to tell it.

‘A gripping untold story of heroism, hardship and sacrifice within the SAS’ BEAR GRYLLS

‘Gripping, fast moving and completely authentic. A brilliant piece of work. Better than Bravo Two Zero‘ – Mike Rose, former Commanding Officer of the SAS

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Weight 0.368 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

997.1102448092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K