Battle for the Falklands (1): Land Forces (Men-at-Arms, by Will Fowler

By Will Fowler

At the evening of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led via Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its movement opposed to the Falkland Islands. On three April British best Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher confronted an appalled and livid condo of Commons to announce that Argentine militia had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the boys of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag at govt condo; and had declared the islands and their inhabitants to be Argentine. This soaking up textual content by way of William Fowler info the land forces that contested the Falklands War.

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A3: Royal Marine, Naval Party 8901 Cradling his 84mm anti-tank weapon, this 'Booty' wears the temperate climate combat dress of the Royal Marines, in which the tiny garrison was photographed after its capture: green Commando beret with darkened globe-and-laurel badge; DPM combat smock and olive green trousers, DMS boots and puttees; and '58 Pattern fighting order, usually supplemented with drab khaki bandoliers. B1: Lieutenant-Colonel H. Jones, 2nd Bn. The Parachute Regiment It is our sincere hope that it will not be felt in poor taste to record in this book the appearance of this gallant officer, as he led his battalion in the attack at Goose Green which cost him his life, but which added an impressive chapter to the record of The Parachute Regiment.

Various high-energy items. That night some soldiers A Harrier strip had now been completed at Port supplemented combat rations with condensed milk San Carlos—after a delay caused by loss of metal and other prizes. Bde. weapons had been set up, and four out of five troops. Skyhawks were reported knocked down. One 26 soldier watched others engage the aircraft with targets. During the fighting on the night of 11/12 small arms—a technique taught in the British Army June 3,000 rounds would be fired, some on targets since its successful use by the Vietcong.

F4 is a detail view of the maroon beret of the two battalions of The Parachute Regiment which served in the Falklands; F5, the pile-lined, DPM cloth CW cap. The cap badges of the major units which served in the campaign are presented against a narrow backing of their beret colours: left, top to bottom: Royal Marines, Parachute Regiment, Welsh Guards, Blues & Royals (on midnight blue); right, top to bottom: 22 SAS Regiment, Royal Artillery (on midnight blue), Scots Guards, 7th Gurkha Rifles; centre, Army Air Corps.

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