In the third of our series on the Falklands Air War we look at two further aspects of the campaign – battle damage and maintenance of the Sea Harriers. This is followed by an examination of how the Islands were defended post-conflict.
This episode spans the spectrum of aviation, from test flying modern supersonic jets and weapon systems with Dave Gledhill, all the way through to a look back at the Cessna 300 and 400 Series of twin-engine aircraft with Ron Smith.
This episode features the Fairey Barracuda and a new book on the aircraft by Naval Air Historian, Matt Willis. We also feature an interview with PO Anthony Johnson RN, a Telegraphist Air Gunner in the Barracuda who served at the end of WW2.
We visit Air Day 2017 at Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton to bring you interviews with the performers and attendees.
We continue our look back at the Falklands Air War on the 35th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict. We are joined in the studio by Naval Air Historian Matt Willis and are delighted to welcome Commander Nigel ‘Sharkey’ Ward DFC AFC RN Retired to the show, all the way from his home in Grenada.