An inquest has been opened into the death of Chris Waddington, the Falklands War Veteran who was tragically killed in a plane crash in Herefordshire reports the HerefordTimes. The Parachute Regiment veteran, who served for more than 20 years in the British Armed Forces, was killed five days before his 60th birthday when the plane he was flying hit the ground at Shobdon Airfield, near Leominster.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense has announced that Veterans and the families of those who died during the Falkland Islands conflict are being invited to register for a balloted flight to the Islands. There will be 100 places on the flight, funded by MOD, with seats allocated to those eligible and a partner of their choice.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall thanked Falkland Islands veterans at a unique ‘garden party’ on the UK’s flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Wednesday gathering in the hangar of the carrier in Portsmouth marked the end of official 40th anniversary commemorations of the conflict.
Falklands War Veteran Simon Weston CBE will be visiting the Islands next 22 February when Fred Olsen Cruise Lines “Balmoral” calls at Stanley. The cruise will be next year on an epic 78-night voyage to South America and Antarctica, with Weston joining the trip for fourteen nights and sharing with fellow travelers his experiences during and after the Falklands war.
A decommissioned Hercules C 130 from the Argentine Air Force and which was involved in combat, transport, surveillance, and supply operations during the Falkland Islands war has arrived at Pilar, a city in the province of Buenos Aires, where there is a monument to the fallen during the 1982 conflict.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday said he had “the solution” to the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine and vowed to discuss it with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
On a few occasions and at such level, has Argentina had the opportunity to say that if the relation between Argentina and UK is to increase, first we must address the Falklands/Malvinas question, otherwise “that relation will not advance”.
Some thirty former crew members of Swift-sure Class nuclear submarine HMS Spartan gathered at the war memorial in Sunderland’s Mowbray Park, county of Durham, and paid their respects to fellow Falklands War heroes who did not make it home.
Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have started the military offensive in Ukraine if he was a woman, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during the G 7 leaders summit in Germany.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Falkland Islands conflict, a group of young paratroopers has journeyed to the South Atlantic. In the Islands, they have retraced the footsteps of their predecessors and learned about their regimental history –through the medium of tea and treasure.