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Gledhill, David,

Fighters over the Falklands : defending the islanders' way of life / David Gledhill. - 207 pages, 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm

Fighters Over The Falklands captures daily life using pictures taken during the author's tours of duty on the Islands. From the first detachments of Phantoms and Rapiers operating from a rapidly upgraded RAF Stanley airfield to life at RAF Mount Pleasant, see life from the author's perspective as the Commander of the Tornado F3 Flight defending the islands' airspace. Front-line fighter crews provided Quick Reaction Alert during day to day flying operations working with the Royal Navy, Army and other Air Force units to defend a remote, and sometimes forgotten, theatre of operations. It will also look at how the islanders interact with the forces based at Mount Pleasant and contrast high technology military operations with the lives of the original inhabitants; namely the wildlife.

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force.


Fighter pilots--Biography.
Fighter planes.


Falkland Islands--History.

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