The Falkland Islands Conflict 1982 Last updated: 14 May 2014
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On the 5th April 1982, a large British task force set out on a 7500 mile journey to liberate a group of tiny windswept islands in the South Atlantic. On 1st May began the biggest naval action to take place since the Second World War - nearly 900 men lost their lives. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

These pages are not only a resource of information (containing contributions from people from all round the world, many of whom were actually involved) but also a tribute to those who served in the forces of both sides during the conflict.

Thank you for visiting,
Chris Valentine (webmaster)

Royal British Legion


Contents

Featured book

Sea Skimmer
by Larry Jeram-Croft

How do you counter your own weapon system when itís turned against you? The Falklands War posed just this problem. January 1982 and the Exocet sea skimming missile is a killer. The British should know, they co-developed it with the French. However, the Argentinians have them as well.

Larry was the Lynx pilot of HMS Andromeda and was involved in anti-Exocet jamming trials, as well as the last Exocet raid of the war.

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