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  • A story of skill, courage and imagination that resembles a miniature Battle of Britain ... a military adventure, written with expertise, a tale of initiative, skill and courage, of pushing beyond the rules ... A thrilling account

    The Spectator
  • Rowland White has scored again. Harrier 809 reads like a fast-paced military adventure novel only better because every word is true. White has brought us an up-close, inside-the-cockpit saga of a band of heroes in the Falklands air war. Riveting.

    Robert Gandt
  • Set against the broader context of the Falklands War, Harrier 809 brings the squadron’s story to life in fine and highly readable style.

    Garth Ennis
  • Deeply researched and written with Rowland White's trademark brio, Harrier 809 is the thrilling story of the ‘forgotten' Sea Harrier squadron of the Falklands War, one that arrived late to the party yet played a key role in Britain’s unlikely victory. A superb book.

    Saul David
  • This is utterly brilliant: a fantastically exciting book about those amazing Harrier jets in the Falklands War but so much more besides. White has a richly drawn cast of unforgettable characters ... this really does read like the best kind of thriller. His best book yet.

    James Holland
  • Utterly thrilling and totally absorbing. White conveys brilliantly the spirit of a great aircraft - and the men who flew it

    Patrick Bishop
  • Rowland White has done it again! A compelling, fast-paced narrative that thrusts us into a fascinating cockpit-view of the Falklands War. Harrier 809 provides a true window into a conflict that shaped the modern path of Argentina and the United Kingdom; a "must read" for serious military aviation enthusiasts and historians alike!

    Dan Hampton
  • A compelling narrative, brought to life through vivid personal accounts and told in the author's usual lucid style

    Soldier
  • White writes narrative history like a novelist ... a story of politics, invention, determination and courage.

    Navy News
  • You do get what's on the rather stylish tin; it is a pacy and thrilling read...Taken with his Vulcan 607, to which this book is essentially a sequel, Rowland White has written a fine popular history of the air war for the Falklands

    The Times

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