Today is the 25th anniversary are the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands
Lt_Col WIZ, VC, MiD (Ret)
Hip Hip hurra hurra
Ah yes i was a little kid when i greeted the navy home at devonport remember it well.
To all those to fought hard in the services....and to those who never came back we shall never forget them
HIP HIP HORAAY !! ! ! ! !
a special shout out to those who served on HMS Active and HMS Sheffield
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Hail the Harrier :).
and damn the exocet!!
I agree _Sniper
Just moved to Houston when this occurred. Remember following it with great interest, as at the time the new weapons systems were being deployed in combat for the first time, i.e., exocet missles, etc. Ironic the anniversary has occurred at a time like this, where Britain is facing another crisis with Iran.
"Terror Hearts out, Always;
Terror Fabric, NEVER!!"
Dont know very much about this conflict really, only that im on Her Majesties side. My thoughts go out to the soldiers lost.
The Exocet was a french invention (enough said)....good job we had MI6 buying up the rest of them so the argies never got their hands on anymore of them to fire at our ships. The harrier proved itself a valued aircraft and put its place in RAF history. As for UKSF, the rio grande raid was perfect....a raid that stirling would be proud of. Paras and Royal Marines taking the fight to them at goose green and tumbledown oh and i must forget the guard regiments who fought aswell.
there you go valroe a little taster of the operations involved in the falklands war
Thanks for the info Sniper!
Rio Grande never happened..as it wouldve involved 240 SAS members and all Troop leaders signed a doc refusing to actually take part. Several missions did actuallly take place in Argentina though, involving the SAS
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