Ceasefire 14th June 1982

#2
Radical_Dreamer said:
24 years today since the ceasefire. RIP to all who died in that conflict. A day to remember.
Amen to that. I remember it well - is it really nearly a quarter of a century?
 
#3
I remember it as though it was just yesterday. Time flies, however at least I am here to ruminate over the past. RIP to those that did not make it.


fastmedic
 
#5
A day to remember. Next year is the big one.
Have been hearing that it is actually going to be very big.
An effort, allegedly, to shift the focus of rememberance away from the World Wars and onto more recent conflicts, and their fallen/veterans.
 
#6
Definitely a day to remember.

And a day to remember those who sadly lost their lives.

RIP
 
#7
some remember a lot more than we want to,as with all conflicts/wars etc it never ends just because of a ceasefire date.

for those that have fallen,RIP fellas, for those who are still fighting, your not alone
 
#8
The invasion and the start of the subsequent Conflict came just before my 8th birthday and it was the first time I realised what war was: I remember seeing footage of the Task Force setting sail, the news reports from the field and hearing daily about the tragic loss of life.

To all those who fell, Rest In Peace; to those who lost loved ones and to those who made it back, my thoughts are with you.
 
#9
Biscuits_Brown said:
A day to remember. Next year is the big one.
Have been hearing that it is actually going to be very big.
An effort, allegedly, to shift the focus of rememberance away from the World Wars and onto more recent conflicts, and their fallen/veterans.
Let`s hope it compliments, rather than downgrades, Remembrance Sunday, unlike Brown`s Veterans` Day bollox.
 
#11
I will today be paying homage to all involved in the conflict.

The Falklands war: a pivotal moment in my young life, defining who I was and still am today. I can recall it all as though it were only yesterday: the Task Force departing; devouring every scrap of news I could find, my pride and reverence at the bravery, fortitude and professionalism of our Armed Forces, the unswerving belief that victory will be ours...... and the tears I shed for our fallen.

The powerful image of the Para tabbing away from camera with the Union Flag on his bergen is forever embedded in my mind.

Curiously unplanned to coincide with the anniversary my current read is "Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War" by Hugh Bicheno. I'm not yet very far into it but already it's a very interesting perspective.

Edited for Wednesday (everyday?) mongyness.
 
#12
Hard to believe its been 24 years. Like many teenagers at the time I suddenly realised that there was more to life than stacking shelves in Tesco's. National Pride was on a high and prompted me to don the green suit.

For those who made it and those who didn't I shall certainly be raising a glass or two of port in memory.
 
#13
Hard to believe its been 24 years. Like many teenagers at the time I suddenly realised that there was more to life than stacking shelves in Tesco's. National Pride was on a high and prompted me to don the green suit.

For those who made it and those who didn't I shall certainly be raising a glass or two of port in memory.
 
#14
The Falklands I find rather interesting.

With anywere in the World were there is contention the British governments
tend to resolve by way of hand overs or joint control.

This is not the case in the Falklands.

So it poses a question, what is down there.

Valuable minerals, oil, gas, something else ?

Maybe I just have nothing.


But anyway who's complaining Keep the Argy's out. :eek:
 
#15
Roadless said:
The Falklands I find rather interesting.

With anywere in the World were there is contention the British governments
tend to resolve by way of hand overs or joint control.

This is not the case in the Falklands.

So it poses a question, what is down there.

Valuable minerals, oil, gas, something else ?

Maybe I just have nothing.


But anyway who's complaining Keep the Argy's out. :eek:
Difference is ALL the Falklander Islanders want to be British citizens, that has not ben the case in other areas you are alouding too - and in particular, to your own part of the world.
 
#16
Roadless said:
The Falklands I find rather interesting.

With anywere in the World were there is contention the British governments
tend to resolve by way of hand overs or joint control.

This is not the case in the Falklands.

So it poses a question, what is down there.

Valuable minerals, oil, gas, something else ?

Maybe I just have nothing.


But anyway who's complaining Keep the Argy's out. :eek:
the thread was about remembrance, not a political broadcast on why, just give a moment for those that did not come back, and of us that were there and were lucky enough to, and are grateful.

remembrance.....
 
#17
the thread was about remembrance, not a political broadcast on why, just give a moment for those that did not come back, and of us that were there and were lucky enough to, and are grateful.

remembrance.....[/quote]




Sorry didnt mean to offend you or anyones memory.

Wasn't trying to broadcast any political message, and certainly not why,
it was after all necessary, and worthy.
 
#18
Good Lord, was it really 24 years ago? - I can just recall Canberra returning to port.

I'll second .Dolly's assertion regarding Razor's Edge - it is definitely worth a read.

The war was fought because a vicious military dictatorship invaded a place which was not theirs in violation of the rights and freedoms of British citizens. It would have been quite simply immoral to have ignored such an act.

Those who served and gave their lives should be remembered.
 
#19
As an Argie, I deeply respect the British Veterans and those who did not return.
So I say my prayers for the Argentine and British servicemen fallen in the conflict.
Let we hope that, resons from either side set aside, the parties involved can reach an understanding.
And hope that Argentine and British Forces can continue working together, sharing comon goals, as in UNFICYP.
I met a few years ago some SAMA 82 chaps that came here for our own remebrance day. Although I was just a
kid then(1982), I can honestly say I was truly honored to meet some Brit vets.
A touching moment was when this guy John M... (from 3rd Cdo Brig I think, green lid and all) met some of our veterans...
I started translating as fast as I could, but then realised that I had to leave them alone...
Still don't know how they communicated, but John told me later at the pub that he felt relieved and found some closure.
Let then be peace and understanding between the two Nations, and let the servicemen fallen in the conflict rest in peace.
Let's work together in the future, for a better world.
Regards
DownSouth
(an Argie with the utmost respect for the British People and its forces, the same respect I hold for my own, for that matter).

Edited for awful spelling of 3rd Cdo Brig.
 
#20
DownSouth said:
As an Argie, I deeply respect the British Veterans and those who did not return.
So I say my prayers for the Argentine and British servicemen fallen in the conflict.
Let we hope that, resons from either side set aside, the parties involved can reach an understanding.
And hope that Argentine and British Forces can continue working together, sharing comon goals, as in UNFICYP.
I met a few years ago some SAMA 82 chaps that came here for our own remebrance day. Although I was just a
kid then(1982), I can honestly say I was truly honored to meet some Brit vets.
A touching moment was when this guy John M... (from # Cdo Brig I think, green lid and all) met some of our veterans...
I started translating as fast as I could, but then realised that I had to leave them alone...
Still don't know how they communicated, but John told me later at the pub that he felt relieved and found some closure.
Let then be peace and understanding between the two Nations, and let the servicemen fallen in the conflict rest in peace.
Let's work together in the future, for a better world.
Regards
DownSouth
(an Argie with the utmost respect for the British People and its forces, the same respect I hold for my own, for that matter).
Well done that man!
 

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