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Pebble Island : Operation Prelim

Author: Francis Mackay; Jon Cooksey
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2007.
Series: Elite forces operations series., Special Air Service.
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"In the early hours of 15 May 1982, three Sea King helicopters carrying 42 men of 22 SAS Regiment and attachments, lifted off from the carrier HMS Hermes and headed towards the remote Pebble Island on the north coast of West Falkland... The raid 'codename Operation PRELIM' was the largest and most ambitious airfield raid undertaken by the SAS in a quarter of a century and with every aircraft destroyed it was  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mackay, Francis.
Pebble Island.
Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2007
(OCoLC)891561631
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Mackay; Jon Cooksey
ISBN: 9781844155156 1844155153
OCLC Number: 74525165
Description: 121 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The threat --
Pebble Island --
Occupation --
Special forces --
Reconnaissance & planning --
Raid --
Aftermath --
Riposte.
Series Title: Elite forces operations series., Special Air Service.
Responsibility: Francis Mackay with Jon Cooksey.

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Tells the story of the SAS raid on Pebble Island during the Falklands War. In atrocious weather, 48 men of 22 SAS Regiment were landed by Sea King Helicopter on the Island. Their task was to destroy  Read more...

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