Veterans

Falklands task force: Those who were there remember deploying in 1982

We have spoken to those who remember being part of the operation.

Veterans have been sharing their memories of when the UK deployed a task force to the Falkland Islands in 1982.

In response to Argentina's invasion of the Falklands in April 1982, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ordered the deployment of a force including two aircraft carriers, more than 120 vessels and thousands of personnel.

It was the largest operation of its kind since the Second World War.

Head to our Falklands 40 page, where you can find our memorial wall, as well as more Falklands stories, videos and podcasts.

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