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"Mog" Morgan talks Harriers, Sea Harriers and the Falklands

Old 25th Apr 2020, 18:59
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"Mog" Morgan talks Harriers, Sea Harriers and the Falklands

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Old 26th Apr 2020, 18:30
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A fascinating recollection. I read his book some years ago.....highly recommended too.
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I started watching and had to stop. The interviewer’s nodding head was driving me crazy. Why on earth do he choose a split-screen format?

I’ll listen to it later without viewing screen.

I’ve also read Mogwi’s book. Very interesting and completely different from Sharkey’s book.
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I’ve also read DM’s book and it was a very good read. I also made a 1/24 Airfix Sea Harrier as his cab on the first raid but with all the BDR patches applied.
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I started watching and had to stop. The interviewerís nodding head was driving me crazy. Why on earth do he choose a split-screen format?

Iíll listen to it later without viewing screen.

Iíve also read Mogwiís book. Very interesting and completely different from Sharkeyís book.
You can get the podcast version here:

https://10percenttrue.buzzsprout.com/
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Anniversary of the First Combat Mission

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I’ve also read Mogwi’s book. Very interesting and completely different from Sharkey’s book.
Very different personalities. And I know which one I would prefer to have a beer with!
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Great stuff! It sounds as though thereíll be another one after this.
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Great stuff! It sounds as though thereíll be another one after this.
Yeah, one more detailing Mog's kills and the PTSD he suffered for many years after.
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PTSD Mog.........

We shared a cabin on/in HERMES and I was unaware of that - plus we met several times after 82 and I was also unaware.

Sorry to have missed it, and hope all is now well for you.
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Just watched Dave's part #3, have to ask what's the story behind the RAF wanting to court marshal one of the Falkland pilots? Surely not the old WWII LMF attitude raising its head? I thought we had grown beyond that.
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The other Falklands thread has a link to various diaries of crew members of HMS Brilliant. The 26th May entry by Laon says
....we have intelligence that the surface action group of the Arg Navy are to sail to the Falklands....... we are not nominated as one of the pre-formed action groups against it.
If that had happened would the Harriers be expected to attack these surface ships or would that be left to the RN ships and submarines?
Just started listening to these tapes so don't whether this is covered....
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Moggie - just listened to a bit of your videos..........

For historical accuracy - Gordon Batt was on VX-4 at Pt Mugu when I was on VX-5 at China Lake 78-81.

Gordy flew the F-14 on VX-4 - not the A-6.

We (Gordy and I) used to meet occasionally before we finally got together again on HERMES.

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Moggie - just listened to a bit of your videos..........

For historical accuracy - Gordon Batt was on VX-4 at Pt Mugu when I was on VX-5 at China Lake 78-81.

Gordy flew the F-14 on VX-4 - not the A-6.

We (Gordy and I) used to meet occasionally before we finally got together again on HERMES.

Thanks Bomber, mists of time! He was a great character and sorely missed.

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Hi Sir, I would like to know if there was the moment of the A-.4s interception any Argentine CAP in the area. I have read about a Mirage IIIEA CAP at 35000 ft or higher over the Bluff Cove area.
For the Argentine Radar Control was not easy either, the A-4s at so low altitude were invisible for them too. On the 13th the A-4s received an alert of SH CAP from the Ground Radar Controller at Puerto Argentino/Port Stanley but the respond from the A-4s leader was "you canīt see me...so they canīt either" and press the attack. That was the last A-4s attack over the islands and all of the A-4s could return safe back to the continent some of them with a lot of holes...
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I had just turned 18 and was sat safely in college in Cheshire when the Falklands fighting was at its peak. I recall we were like giddy schoolgirls watching the preparations as the Task Force sailed south, none of us imagined for one second that we could have been there ourselves, we were just “kids” after all. When we heard that there were British servicemen who were younger than us who had been killed in the fighting it came as a real shock. The laughing stopped.

I remain forever grateful to Mogwi and all the others who served.
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All three episodes were well worth listening to. And again, ĎHostile Skiesí is a great read.

Mog, Iím not so sure that it was your vortices that took the Puma out. I can well imagine that the pilot was pretty scared to see you homing in on him and at such low level may have simply struck the ground trying to evade. There was always much debate in helo crewrooms about the effect of jet wake but I donít recall there ever being a definitive answer. Have you ever heard anything by way of confirmation?
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I do recall an incident in Germany in the late 70's when a low pass over a transport helicopter had fatal consequencies.
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Instructions given us, Trackers/H-34, was never fly over a "dipping" helo, as the downwash could be enough for the power limited helo to get wet.
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