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Relatives of Argentine squad fallen during Falklands War return from humanitarian trip

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The Alacran squad's Puma helicopter was shot down at Mount Kent in 1982 but the bodies were not identified until 2021 The Alacran squad's Puma helicopter was shot down at Mount Kent in 1982 but the bodies were not identified until 2021

Relatives of Argentine combatants of the Alacran squad fallen in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict returned Saturday after visiting the graves of their loved ones following the Second Humanitarian Project Plan (PPH2) agreed with the United Kingdom and the International Committee of the Red Cross work which gave proper names to what was previously labeled under the generic “soldiers known only to God.”

The relatives also toured the Falkland Islands, particularly Mount Kent, where on May 30, 1982, the Puma helicopter carrying the troops was shot down.

The group returned on a regular flight to Río Gallegos, from where they traveled to Buenos Aires on a plane arranged by the Argentine Air Force and Casa Rosada to be welcomed by local authorities.

This trip was arranged in accordance with International Humanitarian Law specifications honoring the pledge to the families at the beginning of the humanitarian project to visit the islands at the first opportunity possible after positive identification of the soldiers' remains. The Argentine Government said it would continue facilitating family visits to the Darwin Cemetery in the future.

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  • FitzRoy

    Why are they visiting “Darwin Cemetery”? No Argentine has ever been buried there.

    Sep 19th, 2023 - 08:19 am +2
  • Falklands-Free

    Just goes to show they have no idea where the real Argentine cemetery is.
    I notice plans are in hand to make more of these visits. I say untill they restore the agreements they tore up, our mlas should refuse to allow access no matter how it might look.
    We are weak. We let them do pretty much as they want, yet we are restricted.
    Time for real people toake decisions I think.

    Sep 19th, 2023 - 03:29 pm 0
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