Harrier 809: Author insights

The author of the acclaimed book Vulcan 607, Rowland White, has a new release looking at the involvement of the Sea Harrier-equipped 809 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) in the Falklands conflict. Here he shares with Aviation News what he discovered and found fascinating while researching and writing the book.

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Author Rowland White leaning against the tail of a Sea Harrier.

 What was your motivation for writing this book?

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve had a deep affection for the Harrier as an iconic British aircraft – who doesn’t? It’s one of the all-time greats, up there with the Spitfire, Mosquito, Lancaster and Concorde in any list of favourites. While it had always been a star performer with the crowds, it was the Falklands that proved it was much, much more than a charismatic airshow novelty.

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