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Immediate Response

Mark Hammond

The gripping true story of a Royal Marine helicopter pilot at war in Afghanistan. Like the other Chinook pilots and crews, and the surgical teams who travelled with them, Mark Hammond regularly put his own life in danger to save the lives of others. Three times on the night of 6 September 2006 he flew into hostile zones to pick up injured soldiers. During an attempt to land at the Para outpost in Musa Qala two rocket-propelled grenades passed within 10ft of his helicopter and four rounds hit it. He aborted the mission. On returning to Camp Bastion he found a new Chinook and made another trip, rescuing a soldier while still under heavy fire. Immediate Response is Major Mark Hammond's highly personal account of combat and provides readers with a vivid account of the brutal realities of war.

Major Mark Hammond joined the Royal Marines at the age of 21. He went though Commando training and became a troop commander before joining the 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. In 2006, Major Hammond was awarded the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross), which ranks third after the VC, for remarkable feats in Afghanistan in his Chinook helicopter.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
06/08/2009
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
  • History
  • Politics and Current Affairs
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Illustrations
16 pp colour photographic inset
Extent
304
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Film
David Luxton Associates Ltd
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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