The Falklands War

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Drew5233, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Owen

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    BBC News - Vulcan Falklands bombing raid remembered

    The Vulcan bomber is being remembered thirty years since one was used in a Falklands raid carried out by the RAF.
    The BBC's Danny Savage met some of the people who were involved in the opening operation in the campaign to retake the Falkland Islands.
     
  2. Drew5233

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  3. STAN50

    STAN50 Senior Member

    We went to the Combined Services museum recently The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon
    and amongst all of the many firearms on display saw this pistol cut in half with the words 'For Justin.' Curious as to whether there is any story here I sent an email in asking about them but there is nothing known. I just wondered if anyone in the area has been and knows the history of them?

    The Nazi starting pistol I thought might be of interest as well.

    It's a very good museum and holds some remarkable items. Well worth a look if you get the chance.
     

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Did Justin go to the Falklands in 1982 then? :unsure:
     
  5. STAN50

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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    We went to the Combined Services museum recently The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon
    and amongst all of the many firearms on display saw this pistol cut in half with the words 'For Justin.' Curious as to whether there is any story here I sent an email in asking about them but there is nothing known. I just wondered if anyone in the area has been and knows the history of them?

    The Nazi starting pistol I thought might be of interest as well.

    It's a very good museum and holds some remarkable items. Well worth a look if you get the chance.


    That's a 'non-trivial' piece of machining. :)
    I wonder how they did it.

    Dave
     
  7. Owen

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  8. STAN50

    STAN50 Senior Member

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    ..Have to say that headline made me cringe back then as it does now.
     
  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

  10. Owen

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    BBC News - Argentina's 'Falklands Olympics' advert sparks row

    Argentina has angered the Falkland Islands by broadcasting a political advert filmed on the territory without authorisation.
    Entitled "Olympic Games 2012: Homage to the Fallen and the Veterans of the Malvinas", the advert features the Argentine hockey captain Fernando Zylerberg training in the Falklands ahead of the London Olympics in July. It features the slogan: "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil."
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

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    The best loanword English language ever acquired from Spanish :lol:
     
  12. geoff501

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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    HMS Sheffield was struck by an Exocet Missile 30 years ago today-The first ship of the Royal Navy to be sunk since WW2.

    The FAA lost their first Sea Harrier on this day over Goose Green.
     
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  17. hucks216

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    I see that a UK dealer is selling a Falklands War souvenir, being an Argentine Naval oficers sword belonging to Alfredo Astiz (South Georgia) - 4th item down - Military Antiques
     
  18. Owen

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    This is interesting to watch.

    BBC News - Underwater footage of HMS Coventry emerges

    The 30th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Coventry during the Falklands conflict will be marked at a ceremony in the city on Friday.
    The wreck is officially a war grave and the BBC has obtained previously unseen film of the destroyer in her final resting place.
    Kevin Reide has this exclusive report.
     
  19. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Amazing visibility for 300 feet down. That's quite a dive. Lucky guy for freeing himself when trapped inside the wreck.
     
  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    The Sea Dart does look ready to fire.

    :poppy: RIP men of HMS Coventry :poppy:

    Paul
     

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