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Special Air Service - Parachute Jump - Falklands

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special air service - parachute jump
25th of May 1982 - The Falklands conflict - Special Air Service (22 SAS).parachuting from a RAF C-130 down into the sea in order to rendevouz with HMS Cardiff. Lacking the capability to fly from Ascension Island and land on either of the 2 aircraft carriers in the task force, special forces reinforcements were required to parachute into the freezing cold South Atlantic.
photo from wikimedia commons by user Griffiths911 | public domain | used with thanks

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