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Warspite121 May 2024 12:17 p.m. PST

Harrier ace Commander Sharkey Ward has died:

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He was the pugnacious commander of a Harrier squadron during the 1982 Falklands Conflict.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2024 12:54 p.m. PST

He seems like an amazing officer, pilot and leader, but he was not an ace, unless you are using "ace" for "top-notch."

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2024 1:10 p.m. PST

'Sharkey' was known as 'Mr Sea Harrier' and was the most respected Harrier pilot of the Falklands war.
He will be remembered.

Prince Alberts Revenge23 May 2024 9:29 a.m. PST

I read Sea Harrier Over the Falklands many years ago. Very enjoyable read about his and his unit's experience leading up to and during the conflict.

Sharkey came off as someone who was very cocksure in himself and his unit and their performance seemed to back up their belief.

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