Tag: Falkland War

Falkland War
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.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

“Without Chile's help, we would have lost the Falklands”, says former RAF intelligence

Fernando Matthei, head of the Chilean Air Force was the man who facilitated Edwards requests

Chile's support for Britain during the Falklands War has been revealed for the first time by the man who was dispatched, with only hours notice, to secure a South American ally, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph credited to Harriet Alexander.

Wednesday, April 30th 2014 - 09:03 UTC

Malvinas next of kin ceremony to remember the sinking of 'General Belgrano'

The sinking of the old cruiser was Argentina's greatest single loss of lives in the conflict

The Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands next of kin commission and the Cruiser “General Belgrano-last crew” association will be honoring next Friday 2 May the 323 crew members of the Argentine man-of-war sunk during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in 1982.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 19:48 UTC

Falklands' MLA Short to Cristina Fernandez: “how low can you get”

“Rather sick, the celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”, twitted MLA Short

An exchange of tweets between Falkland Islands elected member of the Legislative Assembly Gavin Short and Argentine official Daniel Filmus has caused uproar in Argentina because the MLA describes as “rather sick” the “celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 07:30 UTC

“We planted between 15.000 and 20.000 antipersonnel and antitank mines” in Malvinas

Some of the mine fields surrounding Stanley

In a rare interview, the Argentine Colonel who was responsible for placing mines in the occupied Falkland Islands in 1982 as part of the defense strategy against the advancing British forces, admits that between 15.000 and 20.000 of antipersonnel and anti tank explosives were planted, but also claims some stretches of the Islands' coast already had mines which had been placed by the British.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 01:24 UTC

Malvinas war veterans plan symbolic repeat of Falklands invasion in Ushuaia

The symbolic landing will take place along the Beagle Channel

Ushuaia Malvinas war veterans are planning a symbolic repeat of the Falklands military invasion by Argentine forces on the night of April first 1982, although this time the landing will take place along the Beagle Channel coast, according to reports from the capital of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Argentina.

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