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Posted on Friday 25th May

Members of the Armed Forces and Falkland Islanders gathered in San Carlos Bay on Monday, 21 May 2012 at a service to remember those who lost their lives there in 1982, 30 years to the day that British forces landed in the Bay.

Wreaths were laid at the commemoration service and the Act of Remembrance read out, before the Last Post played over San Carlos.

HMS Clyde - Royal Navy River Class patrol vessel - was anchored off the cemetery at Blue Bay, and as the service was conducted chaplains gave thanks for the courage and example shown by those involved as they landed on Blue Beach and Red Beach under enemy fire.

Further Reading

Amphibious Assault Falklands

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Amphibious Assault Falklands

(Paperback - 306 pages)
by Ewen Southby-Tailyour

Since he was in charge of the amphibious operations in the Falklands War, it goes without saying that there is no one better qualified to tell the story of that aspect of the campaign than Commodore Michael Clapp. Here he describes, with considerable candour, some of the problems met in a Navy racing to war and finding it necessary to recreate a largely abandoned operational technique in a somewhat ad hoc fashion. During the time… Read more...


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