Tag: Falkland War

Falkland War
Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 08:01 UTC

Argentina honors Malvinas war pilots and the Air Force “baptism of fire”

 “On this day we must honor our dead because they have honored the motherland”, said minister Martínez

Argentina's Defense minister Julio Martínez headed the Air Force's 34th “baptism of fire” anniversary which took place on May first 1982 during the South Atlantic conflict. The Sunday event at the V Air Brigade in Villa Reynolds, province of San Luis, was also attended by government and military officials, Malvinas veterans and Air Force Chief of Staff Brigadier Major Enrique Victor Amrein.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 07:36 UTC

Tierra del Fuego top official attacked at a ceremony remembering the sinking of General Belgrano

“There was forty of them approximately: they tried to suffocate me with my tie and they ripped my suit and shirt, screaming and punching”, said Arcando

Tierra del Fuego province deputy governor Juan Carlos Arcando had to be protected by the police and took refuge in the Legislature building in Ushuaia, following an attack by striking province and city personnel who for over two months have been protesting against a new retirement pensions' scheme.

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.


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