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Pebble Island


This book tells the story of the successful British special forces raid on the Argentine airbase at Pebble Island.


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Pebble Island: Revised 35th Anniversary Edition

By Jon Cooksey

Pen and Sword
Released: 2017-06-02
Paperback (176 pages)

Pebble Island: Revised 35th Anniversary Edition
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This is 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 the 11 enemy aircraft located at the Airstrip on the Island and neutralize the Argentinean force posted there to guard it.

The raid was successful and all the Aircraft were destroyed but debate still goes on as to whether the raid was a political gesture to give the British Public some action or whether it was to knock out the Airbase that could have made life difficult for the landings at San Carlos Bay later in the War.

The book covers sections on: history of the engagement, training and planning involved, equipment used, weapons file, breakdown of forces engaged, consequences and controversies as well as personal accounts of those involved.

Pebble Island (Elite Forces Operations Series)

By Jon Cooksey

Pen and Sword Military
Released: 2014-07-17
Kindle Edition (128 pages)

Pebble Island (Elite Forces Operations Series)
 
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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. Their task? To destroy the Argentinian Pucara aircraft stationed on the grassy airstrip above the isolated Pebble Island settlement, eliminate the defending garrison and neutralize the threat posed by the airfield as an Argentinian forward operating base. 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 heralded as a resounding British success. But debate still rages as to whether it was truly a strategic coup, crippling the Argentinians' ability to strike at the British Task Force and significantly reducing their capability to oppose the eventual amphibious landings at San Carlos, or a political sop for a British public eagerly awaiting news of a success. This book, covering the history of the Argentinian threat and the planning, preparation and execution of the raid, also includes sections on the opposing forces and weapons used. It also deals with the controversies and, for the first time, examines the terrible consequences of the raid for the men and ships of the British fleet as the Argentinian pilots, rousing themselves for glory on their National Day, prepared for a deadly act of revenge.

[(Pebble Island)] [Author: Jon Cooksey] published on (July, 2007)

By Jon Cooksey

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[(Pebble Island)] [Author: Jon Cooksey] published on (July, 2007)
 

PEBBLE ISLAND The Falklands War 1982 by Cooksey, Jon [Pen and Sword,2007] (Paperback)

Pen and Sword,2007
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PEBBLE ISLAND The Falklands War 1982 by Cooksey, Jon [Pen and Sword,2007] (Paperback)
 
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PEBBLE ISLAND The Falklands War 1982 by Cooksey, Jon. Published by Pen and Sword,2007, Binding: Paperback

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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