Stories for June 2001

Wednesday, June 13th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Gurkha soldier remembers terror of Argentines

It has long been a legend of the Falklands War that the Argentines defending Stanley were so terrified of the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers fighting for the British, that they ran from their positions before the small but ferocious Gurkhas were able to make contact.

Wednesday, June 13th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Concern over Falklands veterans suicides.

A recent estimate that as many as 100 veterans of the Falklands War may have committed suicide in the 19 years since 1982, seven of them in the past year alone, has caused concern in Combat Stress, the leading British charity concerned with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Tuesday, June 12th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

UK Government denies Royal Navy is “unfit to fight”

A report that the Royal Navy is so run down it is unfit to fight or mount another Falklands-type Task Force has been strongly denied by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in London. It declares: “ The Royal Navy's operational capability remains highly effective. The Government is committed to strong defence and the continued modernisation of Britain's Armed Forces”.

Tuesday, June 12th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Prince Andrew Talks of His Dangerous Falklands Experiences.

As the Duke of York leaves the Royal Navy after 22 years service, he has been recounting his war experiences as a naval helicopter pilot in the Falklands Conflict.

Monday, June 11th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

RAF using Argentine aircraft from Falklands War.

The Royal Air Force is for the first time using the “spoils of war” captured from Argentina in the 1982 Falklands Conflict to provide aircraft and parts in front-line squadrons.

Monday, June 11th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News.

Monday, June 11th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

South America News

Friday, June 8th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Front Page.

Friday, June 8th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Tony Blair's Historic Landslide Election Victory.

As Labour Party Prime Minister, Tony Blair, celebrated his Government's historic re-election in the United Kingdom with another landslide majority only slightly down on their 1997 victory, the main Opposition Party Leader, William Hague, announced his resignation to allow a new leader to rebuild his shattered Conservative Party.

Friday, June 8th 2001 - 21:00 UTC

Blair Reshuffles Cabinet after Big Election Victory.

Celebrating his overwhelming victory in the United Kingdom General Election, Prime Minister Tony Blair acted swiftly to re-shuffle his Cabinet and other senior Ministers to press ahead with promised radical reforms. His achievement is to win an unprecedented second full term of office for the first time in the Labour Party's hundred years' history.

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