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Old 01 April 2007, 23:47   #1
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Well today is the 25th anniversary of the Falklands "conflict".

I was so proud of what Britain achieved and the way the people of the Falklands stuck up for themselves. Having Mr Luxton on this forum makes it even more worthwhile - I can just picture him shooting at the Argies with his airgun!!!

Also it is a time to remember the people who were killed.

I think the person who sticks in my mind the most was Captain Ian North of the Atlantic Conveyor - a massive cargo ship which was carrying helicopters and stores. The ship was mistaken for an aircraft carrier and sunk by 2 excocet missiles. In total 12 men died including the Captain. The reason he sticks in my mind so much is because he was just the CLASSIC old sea captain. Like Captain Birdseye or Captain Haddock!!! It was the 1st British Merchant ship sunk since WWII.
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25th anniversary of the invasion - celebrations/commemorations at this end delayed to 14 June

I did point my airgun at a Pucara ground attack aircraft but got yelled at by mother and hastily dragged indoors, not sure a .177 air rifle versus 2 30mm cannons is a fair contest!

The SAMA 82 website www.sama82.org

may they rest in peace...

and www.falklandislands.com for more general info.
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is BogMonster in the landrover Mag

i was reading the new land rover mag a story about the falklands and land rovers they kept refering to a guyl calledBogMonster i know that name
got a humber that falling apart

is it you

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Old Falklands News Reports

Check out www.youtube.com for old news footage of the conflict.

The taskforce really did face unbelievable odds operating that far from base / resupply and against superior Argentinian air power (in terms of numbers), who'd been supplied Exocets by the French . It was a fantastic British victory and helped bring down the Argentinian dictatorship (not that the average Argie will thank us for that).

I was annoyed to see that the BBCs documentary (Brian Hanrahan) on the 25th anniversary of the war is titled 'was it worth it?'. Of course it bloody was.
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i was reading the new land rover mag a story about the falklands and land rovers they kept refering to a guyl called BogMonster i know that name
got a humber that falling apart

is it you

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Hi

The very same

What magazine is that in out of interest? There was a big item about the new Freelander 2 in the Falklands in Autocar last November but a few mags have been in touch with us to get photos and stuff in the last couple of months, however I have seen a lot of time-wasting journos in the last ten years so never sure if they are going to use the info or (as most do) bin it without a word of thanks!

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hi stephen

don't post much any more as no boat search for sub 5 and you will find the story
of lord davies rat and me the sub five club

any way its the posh one land rover owners international and they printed your name which is cool and will piss cod prawn off

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don't post much any more as no boat search for sub 5 and you will find the story
of lord davies rat and me the sub five club

any way its the posh one land rover owners international and they printed your name which is cool and will piss cod prawn off

dan

Why should it piss me off??? Anyone who tries to shoot down Argie aircraft is definitely in my good books!!!
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I did point my airgun at a Pucara ground attack aircraft but got yelled at by mother and hastily dragged indoors, not sure a .177 air rifle
would of loved to have seen the look on your face if it had bust into flames and crashed.
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would of loved to have seen the look on your face if it had bust into flames and crashed.
I think "Yeeeeeeeeeeha" would have covered it nicely
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they haven't learned their lesson yet...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6517705.stm
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