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    Default Falklands, reflections by members of 3 Para.

    Some great talks by veterans of 3 Para on Mt Longdon. The first link starts off with the CO (Pike) and he finishes the last link. If nothing else, watch the second half of the last link for his ‘lessons learnt’.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-j40X9ouA8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaDR0eTrnfs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1n84u4ZQ0s
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    Kiwigrunt,

    An interesting tactical reminder of the 1982 Falklands War. The three videos are internal presentations in 1986, so the creator has done well to place them in the public domain.

    3 Para in this action lost twenty-six dead; on another video displayed one NCO commented that would be unacceptable today.
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    Great stuff, thanks. I highly recommend CIMSEC's long (10 parter?) series of podcasts on the Falklands, interviews with many Royal Marine officers, "Sharky" Ward, and others. Available free on iTunes, and on their website: http://cimsec.org/sea-control-83a-re...alklands/17196

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    I listened to it quite a while ago. Well worth and with good insights. Hardly anything new under the sun, some very specific lessons due to the situation there and then but quite a lot of timeless conclusions.

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    Default The Falklands 1982: Realities of a shared war

    An event in London next month @ National Army Museum, with two speakers:
    Join Lieutenant General Sir Cedric Delves and Helen Parr in conversation with Major General Arthur Denaro as they look at the Falklands War through the experiences of those who fought there.
    Tickets have to be booked for £5. I am going so drop a PM if you do too.
    Link:https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/falkl...ies-shared-war
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    That could be interesting David, but a little bit out of my neighbourhood, unfortunately.

    Cedric Delves may well be trying to sell his new book:

    https://www.bookdepository.com/Acros.../9781787381124
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    Default Another Para talking

    Captured via another website five thirty minute interviews by the Imperial War Museum with Major Philip Neame:
    British officer commanded D Coy, 2nd Bn Parachute Regt during Falklands War, 1982
    Link:https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80014201

    Each interview has a summary, for example No.1:
    Recollections of operations as officer commanding D Coy, 2nd Bn Parachute Regt during Falklands War, 1982: hearing news of crisis; equipping of unit; active service prior to Falklands War; degree of preparation and training in unit; degree to which he expected to fight; character of his company; treatment aboard Norland; story of Norland crewman 'Wendy'; memories of Don Ellerby; recreation aboard Norland; character of landings at San Carlos Water; plans for raids southwards from Sussex Mountain; state of troop's feet.
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