Tag: Falkland War

Falkland War
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston 'so proud' to be awarded the CBE in Honors List

“To be given the CBE for charity work means a great deal to me because it's something that I have been very passionate about over the past 33 years,” said Weston.

Falklands war veteran Simon Weston said he was “so proud” to be awarded the CBE in the New Year Honors list. Mr. Weston, who is already an OBE, said the award “came as a complete surprise”.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

Falklands' veteran ex HMS Hermes to decommissioned by Indian Navy

She is the last of the Centaur-class carriers and is the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the world.

Aircraft carrier from Portsmouth that fought in the Falklands War is making her final journey before being decommissioned after almost 60 years of active service. HMS Hermes served with distinction in the conflict against Argentina in 1982 before being sold to the Indian Navy and renamed INS Viraat.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

Argentine ex Army commander praises Macri/Cameron dialogue: what matters is getting started

Balza was head of the Army when Carlos Menem was president in the nineties and later was ambassador to Colombia and Costa Rica under the Kirchner couple

A former commander of the Argentine Army and Malvinas war veteran Martin Balza praised the recent meeting of President Mauricio Macri with UK Prime Minister David Cameron arguing that whatever is done to advance a serious, respectful, mature dialogue must be welcomed; “there won't be immediate results from that dialogue, but this is like a marathon, what matters are the first steps”.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 08:58 UTC

Falklands' war “ARA Santisima Trinidad” refloated in Puerto Belgrano

The Type 42 destroyer assembled in Argentina, 'Santisima Trinidad' at one time the escort of the former aircraft carrier, 25 de Mayo

After almost three years tilted and sunken in Argentina's main naval base, Puerto Belgrano, the British built missile destroyer, 'ARA Santisima Trinidad' was finally refloated. The plan is to recondition the unit which was involved in the 1982 Falklands conflict and convert her into a museum.

Saturday, December 19th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Resolution 2065 on Falklands: United Nations 'royally deceived' 50 years ago

MLA Summers said Resolution 2065 was based on a series of lies, deceptions and half truths put to UN by the then Argentine Ambassador José María Ruda.

The United Nations was “royally deceived”, said Falkland Islands Member of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers in response to Argentina celebrating the 50th anniversary of a UN resolution that recognised the existence of a sovereignty dispute over the Falklands.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 18:56 UTC

Falklands' maps and 'The Times' report manipulated in Argentine embassy pamphlets

Original version of the Latzina map of 1882, the first official Argentine map produced after the Boundary Treaty of 1881

By Justin A Kuntz - There are many examples of the power of social media to quickly form and mould world opinion. One recent example is that of Dr Tim Hunt, a Nobel Prize winner, whose professional reputation was utterly destroyed on Twitter whilst airborne during a return flight from Korea. Increasingly social media is also seen as a crucial communication tool for politicians and opinion makers to master.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:39 UTC

“Malvinas Hall” in Comodoro Rivadavia recalls Air Force strikes command against UK Task Force

“Malvinas means every day, not only April second, and this space, Malvinas Hall, will have ever-present the Malvinas cause”, said Ruben Palomeque

The room in Comodoro Rivadavia from where the Argentine Air Force command operated its attacks on the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict has been renamed 'Malvinas Hall', and has been declared part of the city's heritage, a place where students and visitors can recall “the ever present Argentine claim over the Malvinas Islands, and the heroism of its pilots”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 19:23 UTC

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston launches book on “My Life; My Story”

Simon Weston: My Life; My Story, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, Friday, October 16, 7.30pm, £15 (£13), 01342 302000, www.chequermead.org.uk

A Falklands' war veteran who survived the bombing of his ship when most of those on board were killed takes to the stage to tell the story of his life. In “My Life; My Story”, which comes to East Grinstead's Chequer Mead on Friday, October 16, Simon Weston OBE, will share truths about the conflict, the day the RFA Sir Galahad was attacked and the impact the event and its consequences have had since.

Tuesday, September 15th 2015 - 04:51 UTC

Jeremy Corbyn and the Falkland Islands

Patrick Watts was broadcasting at the time of the Argentine Invasion in April 1982.

'Following the controversial election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the British Labour Party, the Daily Mail published, on Monday 15th September, the following letter which was written by Patrick Watts who was Head of Falklands Radio 1977-1999 and who was broadcasting at the time of the Argentine Invasion in April 1982.'

Monday, August 17th 2015 - 07:18 UTC

Formal farewell for Argentine Malvinas Mirage aircraft, after 40 years service

A fly-past by the French built Mirage that fought during the Falklands' conflict

Last week the Argentine Air Force formally bid farewell to the remaining French built Mirage jet fighters, which saw combat during the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982, since in three months time they will be decommissioned after four decades service. The occasion was the 103 anniversary of the Air Force (10th August but celebrated on the 13th).

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