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The Yompers - With 45 Commando in the Falklands War
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Gardiner Author. One shortage was in helicopters and this created the legend of the Yompers, 45 Commando, who had to yomp, or force march, across the Falklands, carrying heavy loads, to surprise and defeat the Argentine invaders. That physical effort was conducted for a month in mid- winter.
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It is an incredible story of determination and grit. This book is a compelling account of an incredible effort.
go to link It is also a story with a happy ending where Britons who had been oppressed are again free to live in democracy after the fascists, would be colonial power, Argentines were comprehensively defeated and ejected. Not letting your colleague down is more important than political decisions to go to war. It is from this perspective of a military commander who led his men through extreme weather conditions and huge logistical difficulties culminating in the battle and loss of life that the book leads the reader through his part in the Falklands conflict. I was a young Police Officer in Plymouth at the time of this war.
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I well recall the huge logistical efforts to get men and machinery onto ships and bound for the South Atlantic. I also recall seeing some Royal Navy vessels return badly damaged and battered at the end of the conflict.
Despite all the technology it was human spirit and effort in the form of Yomping that allowed the service men to battle through and take Port Stanley.