Falklands 1982

Falklands 40: The battle for Wireless Ridge and Mount Tumbledown

Following success at Goose Green, British Forces had two more Argentinian positions to take before reaching Port Stanley.

After three successive battles, British land forces faced two final strongholds close to Port Stanley.

On the night of 13 June, following success at Goose Green, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was reinforced to assault Wireless Ridge.

Veteran Mike Kelly, formerly of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, told Forces News confidence "was high that we were going to take Wireless Ridge".

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The 2nd Battalion Scots Guards were also tasked with taking the second British objective – Mount Tumbledown.

Robert Lawrence, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, told Forces News: "If we didn't crack these final mountains, we were likely to suffer a counter-attack.

"We were definitely going to be in line of vision from the artillery that was dotted throughout Stanley, often between houses.

"And the numbers in Stanley were huge, so it was a case that the British Army had to solve this problem and break the will of the Argentinians."

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