Warfare in News

Posted on Wednesday 8th February

Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dauntless is at the centre of the diplomatic row between Argentina and the UK in the run up to the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands War.

Argentina is to make a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council after accusing Britain of militarizing the South Atlantic.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the UK’s decision to send Portsmouth-based HMS Dauntless, one of its most modern navy warships, to the South Atlantic and to post the Duke of Cambridge on military duty in the region posed a risk to ‘international security’.

Prince William began a six-week posting in the region last week as an RAF search and rescue pilot. Both this and the deployment of Dauntless have been described as 'entirely routine'.

Commemorations marking the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War are planned to go ahead in April.

Further Reading

Falklands Hero

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Falklands Hero

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At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment’s assault has stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, it falls to Sergeant Ian McKay to act. The machine gun has to be silenced to break the deadlock. Gathering a small group together, Ian McKay leads them in a headlong dash into the teeth of a… Read more...

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