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25 years today

#1
Today marks the 25th Annisversary of the re-capture of the Falkland Islands.

Please take some time out this morning to reflect on all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom

Those who survived deserve our respect and heart felt thanks for what they had to do under probably the worst fighting conditions since WW2 or indeed WW1.
 
#2
Raise my glass to that one..the last real light role war fought by Britsih soldiers.

Anyone been watching Falklands week on History channel?

Well worth watching, enjoyed the interview with Chris Keeble who commanded 2 Para at Goose Green after Jones' death.

The way he managed to negociate a surrender with the Argentine Commanders so they could surrender with dignity- was a great plan.
Otherwise Goose Green would have suffered many more losses.

Respect to both sides who lost men.

I did always wonder why NATO were not involved though?
 
#3
My memories of it as a young soldier going through trade training at Catterick was watching it in the Naafi and thinking, Please dont end before I finish my training - How naive was I? Thank god it did end before I could get my in-experienced self down there. One news reel did effect me and still is as fresh in my memory as the day i saw it and this was the Guy being stretchered to a heli with his leg in the air which had been blown off at the Knee.

My glass is raised
 
#4
To every service man and woman who was involved in the Falklands War, both in the South Atlantic and around the world. Thank-you for victory and the selfless example of all.

To the families, friends and former comrades of those who died, were injured, or have suffered in the last twenty five years, as a result of 1982; My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you today and most days.
 
#5
I'll be thinking of all the SAMA 82 lads and lasses today. What an outstanding achievement - we are all so very proud of you and the sacrifices that you made. God bless you all.
 
#9
Pox_Dr said:
Falklands Service Of Remembrance on BBC1 1100 to 1230
Watching it now bringing a tear to the eyes.. Greatest respects to those of the SAMA and what they went through and what they achieved against overwhelming odds
 
#10
armies said:
I did always wonder why NATO were not involved though?
Many South American Countries were symathetic to the Argentine cause, along with the majority of the Hispanic population of the USA. The USA would not and could not openly support the UK invasion.

The USA would not have been able to commit troops unless they were willing to deal with a major political backlash in the southern US and an equally large diplomatic backlash of anti-US opinion in South America. This would have destroyed co-operation with work such as the anti-narcotics campaigns being waged at the time in conjunction with the Columbian Police.

No USA, no NATO.

WW
 
#11
Totally agree with all above ,however its a pity maggie could not have made it down to the islands for Yesterdays service, the powers that be in their infinite wisdom elected that the clown prince himself edward should do the honours, amazing, of the people who could have gone, they sent that waster
 
#12
Its the first time Ive heard of the Stone Cairn at The Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel & I feel it is a very unique & fitting memorial.
 
#13
Big respect from me to all who took part, well done to any vets on the site as well. I remember well travelling down there on the Norland and in retrospect I am glad that it was as a Q.O.Hldr. Picking up the brass was bad enough for six months, I have nothing but the utmost respect for the blokes that fought in that terrain.

Cheers guys and be very proud of what you achieved.
 
#14
From The Falklands War Page of Remembrance:


[align=center]They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
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Listed below are the names of the British servicemen and civilians who lost their lives during the Falklands War. Please note that the names are not listed in order of rank, but in alphabetical order.



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[align=center]Private Richard J. Absolon
POAEM(L) Michael J Adcock
AEM(R)1 Adrian U Anslow
MEM(M)1 Frank O Armes
Able Seaman Derek D Armstrong
A/Cpl Raymound E Armstrong
A/Sgt J.L. Arthy
A/WO1 Malcolm Atkinson
Staff Sgt John I Baker
Lt Commander David I Balfour
Lt Commander Richard W Banfield
Able Seaman Andrew R Barr
Lieutenant James A Barry
Lt Commander Gordon W J Batt
A/Cpl William Begley
L/Corporal Gary D Bingley
AB(R) Ian M Boldy
POMEM(M) David R Briggs
POAEM(M) Peter Brouard
Corporal J.G. Browning
Private Gerald Bull
L/Cpl Barry C Bullers
A/Sgt Paul A Bunker
L/Corporal Anthony Burke
A/Cpl Robert Burns
Private Jason S Burt
ACWEA John D L Caddy
Marine Paul D Callan
MEM(M) Paul B Callus
L/Sergeant James R Carlyle
POACMN Kevin S Casey
Elect Fitter Dis Leung Chau, Merchant Navy
Bosun Yu Sik Chee, Merchant Navy
L/Cpl Simon J Cockton
Private Albert M Connett
Catering Assistant Darryl Cope
L/Corporal Anthony Cork
Private Jonathan D Crow
Sergeant Philip P. Currass
Lieutenant William A Curtis
Guardsman Ian A Dale
A/Sgt Sid A I Davidson
Marine Colin Davison
APOCA Stephen R Dawson
Guardsman D J Denholm
Captain Christopher Dent
Private Stephen J Dixon
AWEM(R) John K Dobson
Bosun John Dobson, Merchant Navy
Private Mark S Dodsworth
Cook Richard J S Dunkerley
Guardsman Michael J Dunphy
Cook Brian Easton
Guardsman Peter Edwards
WEA1 Anthony C Eggington
Sergeant Clifford Elley
Sub Lieutenant Richard C Emly
Sergeant Roger Enefer
Sergeant Andrew P Evans
Corporal Kenneth Evans
Lt Commander John E Eyton-Jones
Petty Officer Robert Fagan
Butcher Dis Sung Yuk Fai, Merchant Navy
L/Corporal Ian R Farrell
C/Sergeant Gordon P M Findlay
Corporal Peter R Fitton
CPOWTR Edmund Flanagan
Private Mark W Fletcher
A/Ldg Cook Michael P Foote
MEM(M)2 Stephen H Ford
Major Michael L Forge
Mechanic Frank Foulkes, Merchant Navy
PO(S) Michael G Fowler
Lieutenant Kenneth D Francis
WO2 Laurence Gallagher
Sapper Pradeep K Ghandi
Guardsman Mark Gibby
L/Cpl Brett P Giffin
Cook Neil A Goodall
Guardsman Glenn C Grace
Guardsman Paul Green
Private Anthony D Greenwood
S/Sergeant Christopher A Griffen
Marine Robert D Griffin
Guardsman Gareth M Griffiths
Private Neil Grose
3rd Eng Officer Christopher Hailwood, Merchant Navy
WEM(O)1 Ian P Hall
Captain Gavin J Hamilton
3rd Eng C Hailwood
A/Steward Shaun Hanson
Corporal David Hardman
A/Sgt William C Hatton
Std David Hawkins, Merchant Navy
Flt Lieutenant Garth W Hawkins
Able Seaman Sean K Hayward
Lieutenant Rodney R Heath
Private Peter J Hedicker
AEM(M) Mark Henderson
2nd Eng Paul Henry
AB(EW) Stephen Heyes
L/Corporal P D Higgs
AEM(R)1 Brian P Hinge
Private Mark Holman-Smith
1st Radio Officer Ronald R Hoole
Corporal Stephen Hope
Guardsman Denis N Hughes
Mechanic James Hughes, Merchant Navy
Guardsman Gareth Hughes
A/Sgt William Hughes
A/Sgt Ian N Hunt
Private Stephen Illingsworth
MEA(P) Alexander S James
Guardsman Brian Jasper
Private Timothy R Jenkins
C/Sgt Brian R Johnston
Sapper Christopher A Jones
Private Craig D Jones
Private Michael A Jones
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert (H) Jones
A/Sgt Philip Jones
Yeung Swi Kami, Merchant Navy
Guardsman Anthony Keeble
L/Sergeant Kevin Keoghane
Laundryman Lai Chi Keung, Merchant Navy
LMEM(M) Allan J Knowles
Laundryman Kye Ben Kwo, Merchant Navy
Private Stewart I Laing
WEM(R)1 Simon J Lawson
LACAEMN David Lee
Sergeant Robert A Leeming
MEM(M)2 Alistair R Leighton
L/Cpl Paul Lightfoot
L/Cpl Budhaparsad Limbu
Corporal Michael D Love
L/Corporal Christopher K Lovett
Marine Stephen G McAndrews
AEMN(I) Allan McAuley
Corporal Keith J McCarthy
AEA(M)2 Kelvin I McCallum
Corporal Douglas F MacCormack
A/Cpl Michael McHugh
C/Sgt Ian J McKay
L/Cpl Peter B Mckay
Corporal Stewart P F McLaughlin
Corporal Andrew G McIlvenny
Marine Gordon C MacPherson
Cook Brian J Malcolm
Guardsman David Malcolmson
Guardsman Michael J Marks
NA(AH)1 Brian Marsden
Ldg. Cook A Marshall
Private Thomas Mechan
Corporal Michael Melia
Private P W Middlewick
ALMEM(M) David Miller
L/SGT Clark Mitchell
Guardsman Christopher Mordecai
3rd Eng Off Andrew Morris
A/LS(R) Michael S Mullen
L/Corporal James H Murdoch
Lieutenant Brian Murphy
Lpt Gary T Nelson
L/Corporal Stephen J Newbury
A/Cpl John Newton
Guardsman Gareth D Nicholson
POWEM Anthony R Norman
Captain Ian North, Merchant Navy
Marine Michael J Nowak
Lieutenant Richard J Nunn
Major Roger Nutbeem
A/WO2 Sgt Patrick O'Connor
Cook David E Osborne
AWEM(N)1 David J A Ozbirn
APOWEM(R) Andrew K Palmer
Private David A Parr
Guardsman Colin C Parsons
L/Corporal John B Pashley
MEM(M)2 Terence W Perkins
Guardsman Eirwyn J Phillips
Marine Keith Phillips
Seaman Ng Por, Merchant Navy
Guardsman Gareth W Poole
Staff Sergeant James Prescott
Private Kenneth Preston
Corporal Stephen R Prior
LAEM(L) Donald L Pryce
Guardsman James B C Reynolds
Cook John R Roberts
Lt Commander Glen S Robinson-Moltke
Craftsman Mark W Rollins
Sergeant Ronald J Rotherham
Guardsman Nigel A Rowberry
Marine Anthony J Rundle
L/Cook Mark Sambles
L/Corporal David E Scott
Private Ian P Scrivens
Lt Commander John M Sephton
Craftsman Alexander Shaw
Seaman Chan Chai Sing, Merchant Navy
L/Cook Anthony E Sillence
Sergeant John Simeon
Private Francis Slough
Corporal Jeremy Smith
L/Corporal Nigel R Smith
Corporal Ian F Spencer
Steward Mark R Stephens
L/RO(W) Bernard J Still
Guardsman Archibald G Stirling
MEA2 Geoffrey L J Stockwell
L/Cpl Anthony R Streatfield
AWEA1 D A Strickland
Steward John Stroud
S(M) Matthew J Stuart
WEA1 Kevin Sullivan
Cpl P S Sullivan
Cook Andrew Swallow
L/Cpl Philip A Sweet
A/Weap Eng art David Strickland
AAB(EW) Adrian D Sunderland
Corporal Paul Sullivan
Cook A C Swallow
Corporal Stephen J G Sykes
Sapper Wayne D Tarbard
Guardsman Ronald Tanbini
Lieutenant N. Taylor
Guardsman Christopher C Thomas
Guardsman Glyn K Thomas
L/Cpl Nicholas D M Thomas
Guardsman Raymound G Thomas
ACWEMN Michael Till
Lieutenant David H R Tinker
MEM(M)2 Stephen Tonkin
A/Cook Ian E Turnbull
Corporal Andrew B Uren
POACMN Collin P Vickers
Mechanic Ernest Vickers, Merchant Navy
Guardsman Andrew Walker
WEMN2 Barry J Wallis
Corporal Edward T Walpole
L/Cpl Christopher F Ward
Corporal L G Watts
Corporal Laurence Watts
Guardsman James F Weaver
Master-at-Arms Brian Welsh
Ldg Cook Adrian K Wellstead
Private Philip A West
AWEA2 Philip P White
ALMEM(M) Stephen J White
ALMEM(L) Garry Whitford
WO2 Daniel Wight
Sergeant Malcolm Wigley
Guardsman David R Williams
MEM(M)1 Gilbert S Williams
WEA/APP Ian R Williams
Cook Kevin J Williams
Marine David Wilson
Corporal Scott Wilson
Captain David A Wood
Lt Commander John S Woodhead

Doreen Bonner
Mary Goodwin
Susan Whitley
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Rest In Peace, each and every soul.
 
#15
auxie said:
Totally agree with all above ,however its a pity maggie could not have made it down to the islands for Yesterdays service, the powers that be in their infinite wisdom elected that the clown prince himself edward should do the honours, amazing, of the people who could have gone, they sent that waster

Why is he a waster, he was there?


Regards
John

EDIT: Sorry wrong one it was his brother that was there.
 
#16
slopsjon said:
auxie said:
Totally agree with all above ,however its a pity maggie could not have made it down to the islands for Yesterdays service, the powers that be in their infinite wisdom elected that the clown prince himself edward should do the honours, amazing, of the people who could have gone, they sent that waster

Why is he a waster, he was there?


Regards
John

No he wasnt..I think you will find it was Prince Andrew who went to the Falklands as a heli pilot. Edward was in no way military trained back then.
 
#18
Please include in your thoughts all those who survived the conflict and returned home, but who have since taken their own lives since for reasons that the rest of us can only guess at, for they and their loved ones are rarely remembered.
 
#19
skinhead said:
Please include in your thoughts all those who survived the conflict and returned home, but who have since taken their own lives since for reasons that the rest of us can only guess at, for they and their loved ones are rarely remembered.
2nd that.

My uncle was 2nd Battalion Scots Guards who fought on Tumbledown.
 
#20
Coiled_Spring said:
skinhead said:
Please include in your thoughts all those who survived the conflict and returned home, but who have since taken their own lives since for reasons that the rest of us can only guess at, for they and their loved ones are rarely remembered.
2nd that.

My uncle was 2nd Battalion Scots Guards who fought on Tumbledown.

I raise my glass aswell.

My dad was 2 Para at Goosegreen...but with regards to Tumbledown, I always thought the Scots Guards never got enough recognition for that battle.
 

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