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Sky News report featuring footage of the daring rescue mission by Royal Marines and Army Air Corps Apache Gunships. In an attempt to rescue a fallen comrade left behind following an intense battle, the Marines strapped themselves to the fuselages of 2 WAH-64D Apache Longbows. They were flown in, dismounted and retrieved their brother Marine, who had sadly passed away. Marines do not like to leave men behind, dead or alive, and this balls-out operation is a reminder of the Royal Marines Commandos fighting spirit and ingenuity.

The full story of this remarkable operation can be read in this book:
Apache - Ed Macy

An aternative BBC report can be found here
Raw footage of the incident can be seen here.

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