Warfare in News
Posted on Tuesday 20th March
Montrose was due to dock at the El Callao naval base this week as part of a routine deployment to the region . Rafael Roncagliolo, the Peruvian Foreign Minister, has said that he supports Argentina's 'legitimate rights' over the Fakland Islands.
He said: 'This decision has been taken in the spirit of Latin American solidarity commitments undertaken in the framework of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) with regard to the legitimate rights of Argentina in the sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding waters.'
The Foreign Office has said that the UK regrets Peru's decision. THe UK has said there will be no negotiations on sovereignity as long as the Falkland islanders wish to remain British, despite Argentina taking several steps recently to assert its claim that the Falklands belong to its government.
The Yompers(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Ian Gardiner
'Yomping' was revealed by the journalist Charles Laurence in 1982 as the word which the Royal Marines used to describe carrying heavy loads long distances on foot. Given the intense public interest in the dramatic events then unfolding in the South Atlantic, it caught on and is now in common usage. The Yompers is the first account to be written by a company commander who fought in the Falklands War. Called to action from their… Read more...
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