Falklands War - The Silent Service - Lecture 17 May 2012

Goatman

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For those who may have an interest:
ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM

HMS CONQUEROR’s Second in Command Gives a one off Talk

“90 Day Falklands War Patrol” at Submarine Museum

Vice Admiral Sir Tim McClement, the former Second in Command of HMS Conqueror in 1982 will give a one off public talk about their 90 day Falklands War Patrol on Thursday 17 May at 7pm at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport in Hampshire.

The talk will cover how Conqueror survived damage by ice-flows, the sinking of Belgrano, being depth-charged, attacked by torpedo-carrying aircraft and operating inside San Matias Bay in Argentina.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim McClement, former Second in Command on HMS Conqueror said, “Sailing with Special Forces, the crew of HMS Conqueror mindset was changed from Cold War to fighting a conventional war”



The talk is part of a season of Third Thursday Talks to raise money for the Saving HMS Alliance campaign. HMS Alliance is currently undergoing a major £6.5m conservation programme which has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Funds raised total £6.2m, including a £3.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, leaving a further £300,000 left to raise.

This event is also part of a season of activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict which includes Falklands 30 –War patrols, a new photographic exhibition at the Submarine Museum, a talk in June by Commander Jeff Tall OBE who was Submarine Staff Officer to the Task Group Commander onboard HMS Hermes and a Facebook day by day account of the Falklands Conflict which has been compiled in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy.



Tickets must be booked in advance for the Conqueror Talk on 17 May. Prices are £8 and available online from Royal Navy Submarine Museum or by calling 023 92510 354 ext 240. The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is open every day and the Falklands 30 exhibition will run until November
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For more information contact Bill Sainsbury on 023 9254 5034, 07725641448, bill@submarine-museum.co.uk
 

Goatman

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#3
ta...but given you're in Oz I'm guessin' you ain't gonna be front & centre !
 
#4
If anyone attends, can they ask what happened to the log book of HMS Conqueror?
 
#7
That has piqued my curiousity, what happened to HMS Conqueror's log Book?
Vicious circle.

I too would love to know a synopsis about the evening if anyone is going...and could post?
 
#8
That has piqued my curiousity, what happened to HMS Conqueror's log Book?
Don't you watch old war movies?

The log book was fired out of the torpedo tubes together with some old life jackets, a spare matress, the manky oil out of the deep fat fryer in the galley, the senior rates' inflatable rubber woman and the XO's entire porn collection. As iPods hadn't been invented at the time, a couple of Julio Iglesias LPs from the wardroom went in too.

Inevitably, the depth charging Argies were fooled into believing that Conqueror was destroyed and went on their way. This trick always works and it's taught on day one of the Perisher course.
 
#9
Don't you watch old war movies?

The log book was fired out of the torpedo tubes together with some old life jackets, a spare matress, the manky oil out of the deep fat fryer in the galley, the senior rates' inflatable rubber woman and the XO's entire porn collection. As iPods hadn't been invented at the time, a couple of Julio Iglesias LPs from the wardroom went in too.

Inevitably, the depth charging Argies were fooled into believing that Conqueror was destroyed and went on their way. This trick always works and it's taught on day one of the Perisher course.

Along with the obligatory "Bat out of Hell" and "War of the Worlds" albums !!
 

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