Friday, 8 June 2007

This Day In The Falklands War

8th June
Plymouth in Falkland Sound is hit by 4 Argentine bombs but none explode;

Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram are bombed at Fitzroy while the Welsh Guards are waiting to disembark - 51 die including 38 Welsh Guards and 55 are seriously wounded;

War cabinet asked not to reveal Fitzroy casualties;

Landing craft Foxtrot-4 sunk with British vehicles aboard;

3 Argentine skyhawks are shot down by sea harriers;

General Moore finalises battle plan for Stanley

1 comment:

The Green Arrow said...

I remember the day well. Being ex Royal Navy I really felt the pain.

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