The UNTOLD Battle For Mount Harriet | Major ‘Molly’ Macpherson #281

The untold battle for Mount Harriet, features Major Molly Macpherson who took part in the battles for Mount Kent & Mount Harriet.

The UNTOLD Battle For Mount Harriet

Major William ‘Molly’ Macpherson joined the Royal Marines in 1980 and went on to fight in the Falklands War. William served in 42, 40 and 45 commando, going on to become a Mountain Leader. He also worked with the Special Boat Service. Major Macpherson also served as an Instructor at USMC’s Mountain warfare centre for 2 years. With a highly esteemed career, Molly takes us through his days as a young marine, thrust straight into the Falklands War. Hear in detail the stories behind Mount Kent and Mount Harriet, taken mainly by 42 Commando.

Transcript from ‘The UNTOLD Battle For Mount Harriet’ podcast

Molly – Shaking my head, my ears were ringing and touching myself, thinking where have I been hit? Then Dave Pickard was basically shaken and was down in front of me. The wet was still on the hexy cooker which always amazes me that it didn’t fall over.

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42 Commando Royal Marines Battle For Mount Harriet | #260

42 Commando Royal Marines, features Jeff Williams WO2, a Royal Marines veteran, recalling the battle for Mount Harriet.

42 Commando Royal Marines Battle For Mount Harriet

Jeff Williams of 42 Commando, tells the amazing story of how Mount Kent was secured, followed by the subsequent battle for Mount Harriet. He was a young corporal at the time of the Falklands War. Jeff served in 42 Commando’s HQ and finished his military career as a Warrant Officer Class 2. (WO2)

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Jeff – I spoke to a lot of the guys about it and they all thought it was an April fool. We didn’t believe they could have done it but they had and so we’re all fired up then to go. We should point out here it wasn’t a surrender, it was a ceasefire. The governor said, you know there’s no point, so he ordered the guys to put their weapons down.

We traveled down to union and had a couple of days to get ready. I remember getting all the kit and and checking everything was right. I wasn’t supposed to go to the Falklands, but being irritating, I went up to the company commander and said, look I want to go. He said look you’re on a senior command course and that’s important in your life. I said I don’t care, I’ve got to go.

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