Wessex Helicoptors

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Wessex helicoptors help to retake South Georgia

The British plan to recover South Georgia was three-pronged and was to capture important settlements. The SAS troops would land by helicopter on the Fortuna Glacier before proceeding to Leith; the SBS were to land in Hound Bay to approach Grytviken with the Royal Marines available for use wherever needed.

Humphrey Westland Wessex 3 (FAAM)
Humphrey Westland Wessex 3 (FAAM)

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  • Introduction

  • 'Humphrey' and the Fortuna Glacier

  • South Georgia

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