Warfare in News

Posted on Wednesday 28th March

Starting tomorrow, the collective museums of Portsmouth's National Museum of the Royal Navy, will broadcast a step-by-step reconstruction of the Falklands War over Facebook and Twitter to mark the 30th anniversary of the conflict with Argentina.

Experts from the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, the Royal Marines Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum will be contributing to the timeline.

Bill Sainsbury, marketing manager at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, said:

‘Each one of the museums of the National Museum of the Royal Navy is engaged in telling the story of the last major naval war of the 20th century from our unique perspectives.

‘We hope that by coming together and using Facebook and Twitter on a day-by-day basis that we can bring this account alive as it happened 30 years ago.’

For more information on the timeline and Falklands events visit www.submarine-museum.co.uk

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The Yompers

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'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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