Warfare in News


Posted on Tuesday 10th April

A living history event commemorating the Falklands Conflict will take place at the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare on 19 and 20 May, as part of the national 'Museums at Night 2012' campaign.

Museum visitors will be able to meet the troops at the encampment and military vehicle display before watching British and Argentine soldiers battle it out on the Museum's Helipad in a live open air re-enactment. Visitors will be able to handle weaponry and equipment used during the 1982 conflict.

Several veteran Royal Marines and Aircraft Pilots will be in attendance and visitors will be given the opportunity to chat to them about the events of 30 years ago.

There will also be over 30 different flight simulators for visitors to 'test fly' and an exclusive Falklands Art Exhibition.

For more information visit www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk.

Further Reading

The Yompers

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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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