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jamesoc
31-01-2010, 12:10
hi here a slide show i put together, for those that remember 1982,,,,,,
Falklands part one
http://www.viddler.com/explore/jimmyoc/videos/14/
Falklands part two.
http://www.viddler.com/explore/jimmyoc/videos/12/

HG
31-01-2010, 12:29
Very interesting slide shows, thanks for sharing

jamesoc
02-02-2010, 20:45
Another one of my home made productions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eEIjcWjr-A

FLYING SAUCER
03-02-2010, 00:55
Yes, many thanks for posting this - I was at college in 82 and I remember the mighty Vulcan operation Black Buck - the efforts of the Victor Tanker force, the Harriers, and the news reports on TV that we sat around pensivley watching at teatime to see what our boys were doing.

Brian Hanrahan who was reporting for ITN News at the time commented on the Harrier Force - He said "I counted them all out and I counted them all back in"

I also remember the homecoming with the QE2, with all the mums and girlfriends waiting to see their sons and husbands.

scotchmist
30-04-2010, 02:26
It was NEVER referred to as "The Falklands War" at the time however. It was always "The Falklands CONFLICT", very diplomatic, although who the hell the government thought they were fooling.......

stockportyears
11-10-2010, 18:42
At the risk of sounding trivial, one of my memories was that the opening game of the 1982 World Cup was banned from TV, because it featured Argentina against Belgium. In the end, it might have been good for national morale to have seen it, as Belgium won.

The scary thing is, really hope it doesn't happen again. I have some Argentine friends and they're cool guys - they really don't care that much for the islands as the British media suggest, it's just something that stirs up their equivalent of BNP-style yobboes. But the Kirchners (corrupt couple stepped straight out of a soap opera) who run the country are mental, and rely on these yobboes for votes, so I wouldn't be surprised by anything they do. It's just so the last thing anyone needs at any time, but especially now. :(

Moondog
01-12-2012, 12:07
i was only a baby during the Falklands but my dad was in the Royal Marines and got shipped off there to fight in it, he also got shot in that war, the bullet went through his back and came out his side (or vice versa), you should see the enormous scars on his back.

themilkman
07-12-2012, 20:26
Climbed on top of the bus shelter down at Weston shore to wave the Canberra home, absolutely heaving.

akb48fan
27-08-2014, 12:15
A young man who lived down the road from where I used to live was in the Welsh Guards at the time of the conflict. He was injured during the Sir Galahad bombing by Argentine planes and lost one of his legs. I remember the fantastic huge street party that took place when he returned back home.

Jay Mc
27-08-2014, 13:48
It was NEVER referred to as "The Falklands War" at the time however. It was always "The Falklands CONFLICT", very diplomatic, although who the hell the government thought they were fooling.......

You are right it was never referred to as a war because it wasn't

the British government never declared a state of war between the two countries so it was only ever a conflict/ crisis and fighting was referred to as hostilities

Twocky61
27-08-2014, 16:55
hi here a slide show i put together, for those that remember 1982,,,,,,
Falklands part one
http://www.viddler.com/explore/jimmyoc/videos/14/
Falklands part two.
http://www.viddler.com/explore/jimmyoc/videos/12/

Both those links Jamesoc link to this:

The page you were looking for doesn't exist.

You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved.







It may be my end so can anyone else link to those video's?





Oh I see posted 31st January 2010 - 4 years ago so that's why

The page you were looking for doesn't exist.

You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved.


:)

victorbrunswick
27-08-2014, 17:06
I can't link them either.

Twocky61
27-08-2014, 17:11
I always forget to check the date of posts lol

victorbrunswick
16-12-2014, 09:29
I thought one of the best documentaries about the Falklands was this one from 1992 which features interviews with some of the participants from both sides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgmos0Q6xK0

akb48fan
12-02-2015, 21:19
I was only 9 years old when the war was on but seeing the General (General Moore?) who was leading the British troops at the time on TV must have inspired me as the next day I decided along with a friend to knock on some neighbours doors to raise money for the injured soldiers coming back home from the warzone. I don't think we collected much but when I got home with the money I was told off that I shouldn't have done it. I rather sheepishly had to take all the money back to the people that had given it to me!

Natator
04-05-2016, 05:15
This happened as I was doing A levels. I was absolutely glued to it, rushing home from school to see the news each day.

I was Royal Navy mad, had a scholarship to go to dartmouth, which would have been late 1982.

I'd spent time at sea on HMS Arrow when I was 14 and 15 and she was out there, took a bomb but survived, and I knew some of the crew still.

Most exciting thing in my life still .... Age 14, being "smuggled" aboard HMS Arrow (smuggled in the fact the MOD didn't know) and went with her down to Gibraltar, returning on HMS Newcastle. Was made an honourary member of the wardroom, was given watches, I can't even expres how exciting this was for a Navy mad 14 year old. I did a ship to ship transfer, just a sling under my armpits (imagine them being able to do that now with a kid!), got a taste of tear gas during annual gas mask testing. We were also "attacked" by the French Air Force and German fast patrol boats.

staffslad
04-05-2016, 09:38
What great memories, Natator. No way that would be allowed today. :)

I was in my penultimate year of college in spring 1982. I remember so clearly the ships being cheered as they left the UK. Also, they got a great send-off from Gibraltar. I remember being on the top deck of a bus listening to a small portable radio when news of the first Vulcan raid broke.

victorbrunswick
05-09-2017, 17:56
Argentina Army Visor Cap
Lieutenant Colonel, Engineers

From my collection. I think I had posted it before in the What Do You Collect thread but it disappeared when Photobucket got greedy.

https://i.imgur.com/9ydyiAl.png

Silver Bear
02-11-2017, 23:38
In Argentina and neighbouring countries many people are almost grateful for the Falklands Conflict because it enabled them to throw off the military regime and install a (usually) functioning democracy. This set off a ‘domino effect’ spreading to Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and even Paraguay. However veterans are badly neglected, like Vietnam vets only worse.

Argentina is a very Anglophile country and there’s even a fake Harrod’s in Buenos Aires. In surrounding countries there’s a joke: “What is an Argentine? An Italian who speaks Spanish and thinks he’s an Englishman.”

Richard1978
03-11-2017, 15:04
I remember reading that only the right wingers in Argentina are that bothered the Falklands these days, & it's a standard thing for governments to dig put any time they are losing popularity.

Only a year before Queen toured Argentina & were filling stadiums along with setting a few chart records like the Beatles did when the toured the USA for the first time.

I've heard that quote before, & I'm guessing it's true, certainly a lot of Italians settled in Argentina in the late 19th century.

Twocky61
03-11-2017, 15:54
I remember the Welsh guy Simon Weston who survived the Sir Galahad, came out of that situation with serious face disfigurement after the fire on the ship

He has since given talks about his time in the services & written a book too

Silver Bear
03-11-2017, 16:09
I remember reading that only the right wingers in Argentina are that bothered the Falklands these days, & it's a standard thing for governments to dig put any time they are losing popularity.

Only a year before Queen toured Argentina & were filling stadiums along with setting a few chart records like the Beatles did when the toured the USA for the first time.

I've heard that quote before, & I'm guessing it's true, certainly a lot of Italians settled in Argentina in the late 19th century.

Yes, lots of Argentines are of Italian descent, e.g. General Galtieri who ended up as a used car salesman. Governments of right and left have made sabre-rattling noises about the Falklands whenever the economy takes a nose-dive.

Silver Bear
03-11-2017, 16:09
I remember the Welsh guy Simon Weston who survived the Sir Galahad, came out of that situation with serious face disfigurement after the fire on the ship

He has since given talks about his time in the services & written a book too

He’s a very remarkable man - and a good writer too.

Twocky61
03-11-2017, 16:10
My sentiments exactly Silver Bear :)

Silver Bear
03-11-2017, 16:26
My sentiments exactly Silver Bear :)
Thanks Twocky��

Twocky61
03-11-2017, 19:44
yvw Silver Bear :)

victorbrunswick
04-11-2017, 04:58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Yl8ntVS-4

Twocky61
04-11-2017, 09:51
Thanks for posting Victor :)

Silver Bear
04-11-2017, 09:53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Yl8ntVS-4

I’m really looking forward to watching this later.

Twocky61
04-11-2017, 09:54
Me too :)

Richard1978
04-11-2017, 21:04
He’s a very remarkable man - and a good writer too.

I remember he was the feature of a 3 part series in 1992 about his time in Falklands & his rehabilitation, which was very good.

Since then he has met the pilot who bombed Sir Galahad.

Silver Bear
04-11-2017, 22:27
I remember he was the feature of a 3 part series in 1992 about his time in Falklands & his rehabilitation, which was very good.

Since then he has met the pilot who bombed Sir Galahad.

Yes - I watched it and found it moving and very interesting.