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The Harrier in the Falklands War

A Harrier pilot remembers the air battle over the Falklands in 1982

In 1982, a British naval task force sailed to the south Atlantic to retake the Falkland Islands. To provide crucial air cover, the British fleet relied on an unusual and underrated aircraft, the Harrier, We hear from piilot and author, David Morgan DSC, who flew the Harrier during the conflict.
Photo: A Sea Harrier on the flight deck of HMS Hermes heading to the Falklands , April 1982. .(Getty Images)

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