San Carlos to Stanley
40 Commando in the Falklands War
Imprint: Helion and Company
170 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 16 b/w photos, 1 map
- April 2022
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 2-3 weeks.
After the Sir Tristram and Sir Galahad tragedy, A and C Companies, 40 Commando replaced the Welsh Guards’ losses and moved forward with that battalion to be the reserve force for the Scots Guards’ attack on Mount Tumbledown and the 1/7 Gurkhas attack on Mount William.
Men of 40 Commando were involved in the only daylight helicopter assault of the Falklands conflict, against an Argentine position on Sapper Hill, and if the Argentines had not surrendered and all British movements stopped, C Company followed by A Company would have been first to reach Stanley.
San Carlos to Stanley has many personal accounts from officers and men of 40 Commando including the Ajax Bay and San Carlos bombing which resulted in numerous casualties including two fatalities.