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Old 05-03-18, 06:22 AM
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Default Operation Mikado - SAS Items for sale.

Coming up for auction 3rd May 2018 at Woolley and Wallis, SAS beret, Stable belt, Captain's slip-on rank, SAM and GSM, clasp 'Northern Ireland', SF wings the property of former SAS Captain Andrew Legg, member of the aborted Operation Mikado, Falklands 1982.

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Old 05-03-18, 11:39 AM
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Coming up for auction 3rd May 2018 at Woolley and Wallis, SAS beret, Stable belt, Captain's slip-on rank, SAM and GSM, clasp 'Northern Ireland', SF wings the property of former SAS Captain Andrew Legg, member of the aborted Operation Mikado, Falklands 1982.

Ritchie.
I had never heard of "Operation Mikado", so did the usual google search.

Besides the usual wiki entry I also found an article about one of the pilots involved, who has written a book:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/somerset/conten..._feature.shtml
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Another good book concerning this operation is 'Exocet Falklands' by
Ewen Southby-Tailyour.
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His CSM clasp - Northern Ireland will be named up to his unit at the time, R Hamps
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In Nigel West's book "The Secret War for the Falklands" he describes the moment the recon mission of the SAS on the Argentine mainland was aborted and the SAS reverted to the fallback position of returning to neutral territory - it had entirely "depended on surprise, and his (sic Capt M ) principal task was to avoid discovery and maintain a covert hide from which the Rio Grande base could be kept under surveillance. The prospect of being chased across the pampas by well armed Argentine troops was not part of the plan and the merest hint of a raid could transform a brilliant coup de main into a costly fiasco. Accordingly (sic believing the mission compromised) Capt M, shook his head and called out to the two NCO's already on the ground, "I'm sorry lads it's Chile after all " Uncomprehending, Gywynne E, made the memorable reply: "Chilly! It's f**king freezing !"
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