On 02nd April 1982 Argentine Forces invaded the Falkland Islands. Patrick Watts, who was Head of Falklands Radio, broadcast a marathon 11 hours non-stop description of the events as they unfolded. He maintained a British presence in the Radio Station for most of the 74 days of Argentine occupation. In this article, he provides a personal account of his recollections of the day that British Forces liberated the Falklands.
The extraordinary and emotive stories of people who lived in the Falkland Islands and those who were there on the ground, in the air, and at sea during the 1982 deadly conflict are being told in an exclusive BFBS podcast. The audio series 'Falklands 82: Stories From The South Atlantic' marks 40 years since Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands.
The visiting Argentine reporter Hugo Alconada Mon who spent time in the Falkland Islands reporting for the Buenos Aires daily La Nacion, on the 40th anniversary of the April 2nd Argentine military invasion and occupation of the Falklands, has included a story on an Argentine army officer.
By Heather Briley, Buenos Aires - The ashes of the notorious Argentine general who oversaw the brutal occupation of the Falklands have been scattered in secret on the islands after being smuggled over in a Tupperware box, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
By Patrick Watts in the Netherlands.- In a dramatic weekend of football Ajax Amsterdam recovered from their mid-week heart-breaking last seconds defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League to clinch the Dutch Premier Division title after trouncing Utrecht 4-1, before 53,520 supporters, in the Johann Cruijff stadium in Amsterdam.
The new season in Holland opened with a major shock as 32 times champions Ajax lost 2-1 at lowly Heracles a team from Almelo on the far east side of the country. After taking the lead in the 58th minute through Hakim Ziyech it seemed as if it was then just a matter of how many goals Ajax would wish to score, but Heracles stunned the Amsterdam side by scoring twice, through Paul Gladon and Brandley Kuwas to secure a memorable victory.
21 year old Uruguayan Gaston Pereiro is now, and will remain, a ‘hero’ to the many thousands of fans of the famous Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven. Almost one year ago he scored twice against the clubs most feared and detested rivals Ajax of Amsterdam and so wrote his name into the clubs history books.
The Dutch National football team, 3rd in the 2014 World Cup and runners-up 4 years previously, are in grave danger of not qualifying for the 2016 European Champions Finals in France.
Currently in 4th place in their qualifying group they need to finish no lower than 3rd just to ensure a play-off game and few people in Holland has any confidence this can be achieved.
'Following the controversial election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the British Labour Party, the Daily Mail published, on Monday 15th September, the following letter which was written by Patrick Watts who was Head of Falklands Radio 1977-1999 and who was broadcasting at the time of the Argentine Invasion in April 1982.'
By Patrick Watts in Eindhoven. - 20 year old Uruguayan sensation Gaston Periero is loving every minute of his new footballing career in the city of Eindhoven, where he now plays for the Netherlands Champions PSV before crowds of 50,000 fanatical supporters.