Hope & Glory : Shoot the Moon

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

The improbable story of the Vulcan bombing raid on the Falkland Islands that opened the British effort to retake the territory in 1982

In 1982 as the British Naval task force steamed south to liberate the Falklands, the RAF devised an extraordinarily audacious plan to use near retirement Vulcan bombers to attack the captured airfield in the longest bombing raid in history. A story of engineering feats, aircrew bravery, ashtrays pressed into frontline military service and Policemen up ladders. A curiously British tale of determination and impudence.

The programme is available to listen on Youtube:

Original Soundtrack written and recorded by The Lost Clauses

The song Doctor Love, by The Lost Clauses is also on Youtube

Further information on the raid is available in the related articles linked below.

Operation Black Buck

Podcast - Dead Air

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