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  • Monday, June 13th 2022 - 23:45 UTC

    Timeline: 14th June 1982 – Democracy restored to the Falkland Islands

    General Jeremy Moore take the surrender of Brigadier General Mario Benjamin Menendez

    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.

  • Saturday, May 14th 2022 - 22:54 UTC

    “Falklands 82: Stories From The South Atlantic,” BFBS podcasts series

    The Yomper' taken by Corporal Robinson, 40 Commando, while yomping to Port Stanley during the Falklands War in 1982 (Picture: Pete Holdgate).

    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.

  • Friday, April 22nd 2022 - 09:36 UTC

    The Argentine officer who terrorized and favored a final solution for Islanders during the Falklands' occupation

    The impeccably dressed Mayor Patrick Dowling, of Irish origin who loathed everything British, and police-abused Islanders during the occupation

    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.

  • Sunday, June 23rd 2019 - 14:43 UTC

    Ashes of General Mario Menendez strategically scattered in Falkland Islands

    General Menéndez with his son Second Lieutenant Benjamín Menéndez during the war (Pic FB)

    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.

  • Monday, May 13th 2019 - 12:41 UTC

    Ajax Win Dutch Premier Division Title

    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.

  • Monday, August 14th 2017 - 17:13 UTC

    Champions Feyenoord open with a win

    Feyenoord player Jean-Paul Boetius

    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.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 17:51 UTC

    Hero’ Pereiro – Young Uruguayan player a fans favourite at PSV Eindhoven.

    Pereiro said: ‘PSV is a great team to play for and the fans treat me well

    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.

  • Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 11:57 UTC

    Ron Jans – the next National Coach of Holland?

    Coach  Ron Jans

    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.

  • Tuesday, September 15th 2015 - 04:51 UTC

    Jeremy Corbyn and the Falkland Islands

    Patrick Watts was broadcasting at the time of the Argentine Invasion in April 1982.

    '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.'

  • Monday, August 31st 2015 - 06:43 UTC

    Uruguayan youngster faces Dutch challenge

    Dutch Champions PSV persuaded 20-year old Pereiro to sign a 5-year contract last July. In the picture with Patrick Watts

    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.

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