Warfare in News
Posted on Monday 21st May
The UK's last airworthy Vulcan bomber led a flypast along with other aircraft used in the Falklands, which was watched by veterans and families at the memorial, which has been designed to reflect the landscape of the islands.
The memorial was commissioned by British veterans' organisation the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982. The site features a 7ft curved wall of Cotswold stone, along with 2 benches and several granite plaques, one of which is engraved with the names of 3 British islanders who lost their lives as a result of British naval bombardment of Port Stanley on 11 June 1982.
The NMA is home to around 200 memorials in total.
Falkland Islanders at War(Paperback)
by Graham Bound
Falkland Islanders were the first British people to come under enemy occupation since the Channel Islanders during the Second World War. This book tells how islanders' warnings were ignored in London, how their slim defences gave way to a massive invasion, and how they survived occupation.
While some established a cautiously pragmatic modus vivendi with the occupiers, some Islanders opted for active resistance, using banned radios to transmit intelligence and confuse the Argentines. Others… Read more...
Of further interest...
The Yompers - With 45 Commando in the Falklands WarTue 17th April
The Yompers article extracted from The Yompers by Ian Gardiner, reproduced by permission of Pen & Sword Books Ltd. Read article...
Author spotlight - Jon CookseyTue 12th June
Jon Cooksey, author of Falklands Hero - Ian McKay talks about researching the life of the man who was awarded the last VC of the twentieth century. Read article...
Blind Veterans UK - No One AloneThu 21st February
A look at the work of the charity organization Blind Veterans UK and their on-going 'No One Alone' awareness raising campaign. Read article...