Tag: Falkland War

Falkland War
Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Falklands' giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy painted by school in Hampshire

“The finished product is beyond mine and my committee and mess members’ wildest imagination – it is a truly inspirational piece of art”, said Simon Hayman (Pic by RN)

Students from a Hampshire college in the UK have completed a giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy’s role in the Falklands Conflict. Twenty students from South Downs College at Waterlooville spent a week completing the 12ft square artwork on a wall in the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Released documents: Reagan's apologies to Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada

US troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, Reagan phoned Thatcher to explain the action he had taken.

A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the US invaded a Commonwealth state.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 04:34 UTC

Falklands: the return of the British flag to Government House in Stanley

“Major General Moore, the commander of land forces, gave our detachment the honor of replacing the Falkland Islands flag at Government House”

The Courier.co.uk has published a revealing piece on the night of the Argentine invasion to the Falklands, 2 April, 1982, the shootout with Argentine troops, the surrender and the return of the British flag to Government House on 14 June at the end of the conflict.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:43 UTC

Falklands' veterans involved in 'clean up' after the war receive campaign medals

PM Cameron in Downing Street hands the medals to the veterans (Pic PA)

Falkland Islands veterans who arrived to 'clean up' after the war ended have finally been given their campaign medals after 32 years. David Cameron handed the servicemen the South Atlantic Medal in Downing Street on Wednesday after a long-awaited review found they should have been recognized for their service in 1982, according to a report from Dan Bloom for the MailOnline.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands Islands' minefield priority areas are named as bidders visit

Foreign Office Advisor for minefield issues Alistair Craib confirmed this week the priority minefields to be cleared beginning November

Four minefield clusters have been pinpointed as priority areas for the next clearance phase in the Falkland Islands. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Advisor for minefield issues Alistair Craib confirmed this week that Priority 1 is Minefield 59 on either sides of the MPA Road near Wall Mountain and Mount Harriet.

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Falklands war vessel in which Argentina surrendered South Georgia, to the scrap yard

HMS Plymouth was one of the first to arrive to the South Atlantic and later to the Falklands, where she suffered damage during San Carlos landings

The Royal Navy man-o-war on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a permanent home for the frigate.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:05 UTC

Falklands' war statements from Chilean minister praised by Argentine peer

”Statements on the Malvinas war from minister (Jorge) Burgos have been well received by the Argentine people”, said Rossi

Argentine Defense minister Agustín Rossi praised on Monday his Chilean peer statements relative to Chile's role and attitude during the Falklands war when Britain sent a task force to expulse the Argentine military invasion in 1982.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 07:09 UTC

Malvinas war and the 2001 and 2014 defaults, Argentina's worst mistakes in 33 years

Analyst Rosendo Fraga anticipates very hard times ahead for Argentina with a worsening of social costs

The Falklands/Malvinas war, the 2001 default and the 2014 default are “the three events that are going to go down, in recent Argentina history, as the three worst strategic mistakes committed by the country”, according to political analyst and historian Rosendo Fraga.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' HMS Illustrious back in Portsmouth for the final time; HMS Ocean to replace her

The ship, carrying its 700-strong crew, gave a gun salute as it arrived at Portsmouth Harbor and military aircraft performed a fly-past (Pic PA)

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier and Falklands' conflict veteran HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time. Crowds lined the port to welcome the warship, which will retire after 32 years of service. The carrier, which clocked up 898,893 miles on operations, will be replaced by HMS Ocean, which has just received a £65m refit.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands' de-mining plans for next two seasons funded by FCO

Experts helping to clear some of the minefields close to Stanley, planted by the Argentines

The Falkland Islands will be seeing further de-mining over the next two summer seasons funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that will also carry out a tender process for the works, according to a report from Penguin News.

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