A while ago I became interested in learning about the Falklands war so bought two books written by Sea Harrier pilots who participated in the conflict.
“Sea Harrier over the Falklands” by Sharkey ward and “Hostile skies” by David Morgan.
Sharkey portrait in his book the many and one things to consider in preparing the Squadron for war as they sail on short notice to the Falklands. He commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron flying from HMS Invincible. A bit gung-ho in writing but it contains very detailed in cockpit descriptions on flying the Sea harrier, tactics and air combat from both british and Argentinian perspective. Sharkey was a very skilled pilot.
David Morgan, a RAF Pilot on secondment to the Royal Navy in “Hostile skies” describes the war from a similar angle but not quite as he flew with 800 Squadron from HMS Hermes. His book is less gung-ho than Sharkeys but still contain much action. He also includes more of his personal life with e.g. letters too and from his family during the conflict. David became the pilot with most air kills of the campaign and also participated in ground strike of Port Stanley Airfield. The book also contain some mysterious elements…
I highly recommend these books. They both provide excellent insight into air combat from a Sea Harrier perspective. I also gained much knowledge about the whole campaign be it on land, sea or air.
5 out of 5.