“Whilst clearly our thoughts still go out to the 44 families of the sailors who lost their lives in that tragic incident, for me to be able to take this place operationally… and see the sailors and the airmen and airwomen perform so fantastically in supporting Argentina during that period was a real highlight,” Brigadier Bennett told Forces News.
Another incident that helped improve relations with Argentina was the rededication of stones with additional names of Argentine service personnel who died during the 1982 conflict.
“Over 250 people came across [from Argentina]. The way in which the Scots presented themselves that day, who were the infantry battalion down here at the time… was truly humbling to watch and hugely appreciated."
He also praised the freedoms British personnel in the Falklands have to learn and develop skills.