Falklands War Red & Green Life Machine | Royal Navy Commando | Lt Cdr Paul Youngman MID #292

Falklands War Red & Green Life Machine, features Royal Navy Commando, Lt Cdr Paul Youngman, who’s actions during the war, saved many lives.

Falklands War Red & Green Life Machine | Royal Navy Commando

Lieutenant Commander Paul Youngman MID, entered the Royal Navy in 1975 and passed the All Arms Commando Course. As a Royal Navy Medical Branch rating he served up to Warrant Officer First Class. During his 37 year career as a Royal Navy Commando, he served in many areas of operations including Northern Ireland, The Falklands War, Gulf War 1, Cambodia, Kosovo, Gulf War 2 and Afghanistan. Paul was a Leading Medical Assistant attached to 45 Commando Group, during the Falklands War. For his brave actions during battle, he was awarded a ‘Mention In Dispatches’.

Transcript from ‘Falklands War Red & Green Life Machine’ podcast

Paul – Then I stood on the beach and watched Antelope blow up, then eventually sink. For me, that’s the reality of war. I talk to students these days in colleges and universities and I say, do you know there are not many people alive that have watched a warship sink? On the 25th of May, I stood on the beach with a lot of ships company from Antelope as well. You just watched their whole house, their belongings and everything just sink to the bottom of the sea.

It was spectacular and I mean that as descriptive. To watch the photographs, you see of those explosions going off midships of Antelope, was just unbelievable. What was unbelievable, was the heat and the noise of that burning melting metal going into the freezing South Atlantic. You just can’t describe it, you really can’t describe it. For me it’s like a silhouette. It’s all dark and then right in the middle is the ship with all the the explosion going on.

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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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Jack Jarvis 59 Commando | Record-Breaking LEGEND

Jack Jarvis, a veteran from 59 Commando, has completed a 111 day row from Portugal to Florida and made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Jack Jarvis 59 Commando Royal Engineers | Record-Breaking LEGEND

Jack Jarvis has just been entered into the Guinness Book of Records, for rowing solo from Portugal to Florida. This has taken 111 days. Jack joined the British army at 16 years old and immediately volunteered for the All Arms Commando course. On successful completion, he spent the next seven years of his career within 59 Commando Squadron. After winning the British Army indoor rowing league in 2019, Jack rowed 4500 nautical miles across the Altantic ocean, breaking several world records.

Transcript from ‘Jack Jarvis’ podcast

Jack – Pretty amazing and 111 days at sea. I’m the first person to go from mainland Europe to mainland America. I should have my certificate in the next couple of days and that’s in the Guinness Book of Records.

Chris – You should also get the Guinness Book of Records achievement for being the second essence person on this podcast.

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40 Commando In Afghanistan | Dale Hardiman Royal Marines #280

40 Commando in Afghanistan features Dale Hardiman, who after completing two tours of Afghanistan with the Royal Marines, became a champion MMA athlete.

40 Commando In Afghanistan | Dale Hardiman Royal Marines

Dale Hardiman is a veteran Royal Marines Commando and the founder of Hardiman Performance. He served in two tours of Afghanistan with 40 Commando. Dale is also a former professional MMA athlete and British champion.

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Dale – I just remember that was the first time it was just me who was responsible, if that makes sense? Rather than being a collective of people firing towards someone or like the mortar line. You know I was a member of the mortar line and I was on the barrel. It’s just a weird feeling and sadly I felt kind of good. It was just a weird feeling to feel.

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Paths Of Glory | GREATEST War Movies Of All Time #279

Paths of Glory features Martin and Chris chatting about the Kirk Douglas anti-war classic, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Paths Of Glory | GREATEST War Movies Of All Time | Veterans Reaction

Paths of Glory is a 1957 anti-war film, co-written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Set during World War 1, the film stars Kirk Douglas. He plays the commanding officer of French soldiers who refuse to continue a suicidal attack. After the battle, Dax attempts to defend his soldiers against charges of cowardice.

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Martin – Kubrick was 28 years old when he made this and the film was made in 1957. It looks like it was made for me, even though it’s in black and white, in the seventies or eighties. The quality of the film is because Kubrick was a master with his lenses. He knew everything about cameras and cinematography but when you watch it, going through the trenches using steady-cam and stuff like that, he was the pioneer of that type of filming.

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The Youngest Royal Marine In The War | Falklands 40th #274

The youngest Royal Marine in the war features Davey Robb who served with 42 Commando during the battle of Mount Harriet in the Falklands War.

The Youngest Royal Marine In The War | Falklands 40th | Davey Robb

David Robb was the youngest Royal Marine to serve in the Falklands War. He was also the fittest marine in his troop and went on to box at the Commonwealth games in Edinburgh. This is a detailed account of his time with 42 Commando.

Transcript from ‘The Youngest Royal Marine In The War’ podcast

Davey – All of a sudden I was either taken away from defensive or we all became part of it. Our job or my job with Smudge, was to take up a position at the bottom of Mount Harriet, to to the side so to speak. So we’re here at the side, we’ve then got K company on the start line. Then L company come up and our job was to keep their heads down.

As soon as any firing started, our job was to just keep firing at that non-stop, until it stopped and you either got them or they moved.

Chris – Were you in the SF role now?

Davey – Yes I went into SF. I even thought because there was a couple of close ones, of taking my lace because I had spare laces. This sounds stupid but I thought of taking my lace out because it wouldn’t move. This SF is solid. I even thought I’d take my lace out and instead of sticking my head up, actually tying a lace and then pulling it to fire three or four you know?

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The UNTOLD Falklands War | Dave Jackson Royal Marines | #268

The untold Falklands War features Dave Jackson, a former Royal Marine & member of Minefield, a successful stage play about the Falklands War.

The UNTOLD Falklands War | Dave Jackson Royal Marines

Dr David Jackson is a former Royal Marines Signaller who served in both Northern Ireland and the Falklands War. He is part of the award-winning play, Minefield, which has successfully toured the world, including Argentina.

Transcript from ‘The UNTOLD Falklands War’ podcast

Dave – I saw this advert and decided that’s what I wanted to do. I sort of gave up on education. I just did the the minimum and I always joked that I got a low level in geography CSE grade one, so I could read a map in the marines. That’s always been my sort of narrative about my school experience. So I joined two weeks after my sixteenth birthday in 1974. I didn’t want to be carrying heavy weights, so I decided I fancied being a signaller and I went on to do an RS course.

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Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger | Paul McDonald | Podcast #261

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger features master swordmaker Paul McDonald detailing his work with the Commando Dagger.

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger

Paul McDonald with the British Army, is the owner of Master at Arms and is a master sword maker. Specialising in all edged weaponary, we hear about the famous Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger.

Transcript from ‘Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger’ podcast

Paul – I had to take that plunge and I started specializing in historically accurate swords and knives. That was the focus to start with and I didn’t have a a main product at that time. That certainly changed along the way as my interest grew. I became a bit more focused as well and it wasn’t until 2008 that myself and a good friend who was involved with the academy of arms, decided to start a world war two based living history group.

We focused on the original commando training, from the highland training centers and the close combat. It was quite evident that the the F.S. fighting knife, the famous commando knife was right at the heart of that too. So that led to a path of of a quite intense focus on that knife and to remake it again as accurately and as closely as the original world war two examples.

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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)

Transcript from ’42 Commando Royal Marines Battle For Mount Harriet’ podcast

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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Teenager In The Falklands War | Gaz Tombling | Bought The T-Shirt

Teenager In The Falklands War features Gaz Tombling who served with the Royal Signals and saw action in the Falklands war.

Teenager In The Falklands War | Gaz Tombling

Gaz Tombling served in the Royal Signals and served during the Falklands War. He is also an admin with the Global Veterans Alliance. Gaz shares his Falklands experience in great detail with Chris, offering detail with often humourous recollections.

Transcript from ‘Teenager In The Falklands War’ podcast

Gaz – If I’m perfectly honest, I went down to Deepcut in Surrey to have the final interview. They said what do you want to join and I said I want to go into the Paras. They went yes everything looks good for that so go off and have your lunch, have a think about it. I came back from the lunch and looked on the walls. It had murals of paratroopers dropping down and all this sort of stuff and I thought, that’s great. If I find out I don’t like it, what am I going to come out with you know?

I thought well at least if I go into the Signals, I’m going to have a trade I’ll be able to use. So really it was that logic that made me make that decision and put me in the Signals.

Chris – Yes tell us a bit about training and what’s it like settling into Royal Signals life.

Gaz – Well the infantry training is standard training and I’d spent a good four or five years as a kid in the army cadets. Once you’ve got through nine months of infantry training with a bit of communication stuff thrown in, you then go on to your designated trade.

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