The Centenary Collection
From the heart of the Afghan battlefield, a Chinook pilot's explosive true story.
Helmand, 2006: in the desert and the mountains outnumbered British troops face relentless Taliban assaults. Only the Chinooks and their crews keep them in the game. Touching down under heavy fire, they pick up casualties, drop vital supplies and dodge devastating RPG attacks.
Then they launch their biggest operation. A high-risk airborne assault by a fleet of heavily armed helicopters deep into the Afghan heart of darkness. But one of their number will be downed . . .
Decorated Chinook pilot Major Mark Hammond tells the gripping inside story of his squadron's war, where hi-tech hardware meets old-fashioned grit.
“Authentic, gutsy. You feel the tracer whipping past. A great read”
Dan Mills, author of Sniper One
“A riveting account of a Chinook pilot's life on the front line”
“A brutally honest account of life on the ground and in the air in Afghanistan”
“Riveting. A real-life hero”
Royal Air Force News