Glimpses of War

Falkland Islands Conflict 40th Anniversary

A compilation of military stories and eyewitness accounts to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK

Falklands

To mark the 40th anniversary in 2022, the British Modern Military History Society is compiling a book of memories and stories of those who served in the Falklands. The stories can be of any role, any of the services, civilians, Falkland Islanders, those based in UK or the families of those who served.  We would also be interested in any stories from the Argentine perspective too.

All profits will go to the charity Blind Veterans UK #blindveteransuk   #glimpsesofwar

If you have a story to tell – whether a short anecdote or a longer piece – then please get in touch andy.cockeram@bmmhs.org    

Andy Cockeram, Chairman BMMHS

Call to action - Please send us your stories

THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982 (FKD 682) The aircraft carrier HMS HERMES operating in the South Atlantic during the land campaign to retake the Falklands. Her flight deck is crowded with aircraft including Harriers of No 1 Squadron RAF, Sea Harriers of 800 and 809 Naval Air Squadrons and a single Lynx helicopter (carried for Airborne Early Warning (AEW) purposes). The Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel in the background is either RFA FORT AUST... Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205018860
THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982 (FKD 264) A Royal Navy Westland Sea King HC.4 of 825 Naval Air Squadron takes off after transporting J Company, 42 Commando, Royal Marines from Port San Carlos to Darwin on the 28th May 1982. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205189217
THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982 (FKD 89) A Sea Skua missile fitted to HMS CARDIFF's Lynx helicopter provides a comfortable seat for a member of the Ship's flight deck party during a short break, he appears to be drinking NAAFI brand Cola. Note that he continues to wear his anti flash hood and gloves as protection against fire in the event of air attack. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205124299
THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982 (FKD 2028) Commandos from 40 Commando Anti-Tank Troop march towards Port Stanley in amongst a column of from 45 Commando (the unit to which they were attached). Royal Marine Peter Robinson, carrying the Union Flag attached to the aerial of the radio he is carrying, brings up the rear. The flag was owned by Marine John 'Snowy' Snowden who was unable to attach the flag to his backpack so he passed it to Robins... Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194942

Following on from the success of Glimpses of War Volumes One & Two we are embarking of a new project to produce a book for the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.

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