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 rate 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 understand it is their flip. As they arrange to attack their pursuits - positive aspects code named 'wing forward', 'fly part' and 'full back'- the lads of three Para understand they're in for a struggle. prior to 'zero' a few of them are easily instructed to wish.
This, the 1st in a brand new sequence on particular Operations, tells the tale of three Para and the often-neglected fight for Mount Longdon. It used to be a conflict which validated 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 total Falklands crusade.
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