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MB_Avro_UK
06-14-2007, 05:18 PM
Hi all,

A friend that I served with was killed during this conflict. This may sound strange...but he is still dead today.

War does not finish at the peace table. It resonates down the years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6wByG1kYo

War is not a game.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

MB_Avro_UK
06-14-2007, 05:18 PM
Hi all,

A friend that I served with was killed during this conflict. This may sound strange...but he is still dead today.

War does not finish at the peace table. It resonates down the years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6wByG1kYo

War is not a game.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Taylortony
06-14-2007, 07:39 PM
I was involved on the Chinook side of it, and a lot of my good friends were on the Atlantic Conveyor......... A few made it to the Island

leitmotiv
06-14-2007, 10:14 PM
Glad you two made it and sorry for all you knew who didn't.

Hanglands
06-15-2007, 01:21 AM
~S~ To them all.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/falklands/rollofhonour.html

JG53Frankyboy
06-15-2007, 02:08 AM
in my service time(in the late 80s), West Germany Army, my companie CO gave me a report to read about the combatexperience of the british infantrie during this war - a frightening read !

Salute to all men who served there, the dead and alive !


btw, did you see this already, Flightsim about it
http://www.thunder-works.com/news.htm

ploughman
06-15-2007, 03:07 AM
I was a kid at the time. At first it seemed like a big war movie but when the first Sea Harrier was shot down during a raid on Stanley and the pilot was killed I remember being overcome with a terrible sense of shock and loss, emotions I had never felt on such a scale before. I think that moment was the bit where I stopped being a kid with no worries.

S! To all.

S!

Beaufort-RAF
06-15-2007, 04:09 AM
Most people don't know that the Belgrano (an Argentine cruiser sunk by a RN nuclear sub), was an ex USN Pearl Harbor/Pacific veteran, the Phoenix.

KIMURA
06-15-2007, 04:10 AM
Salute to all who participated. The thing that most impressed me in those days was a sequence of a wounded Brit soldier who lost his lower leg and was carried on a merciers barrier. He showed his middle finger toward the camera man who filmed him.

ploughman
06-15-2007, 04:11 AM
Here she is moving out of Pearl after the attack.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/USSPhoenix.jpg

MOH_Hirth
06-15-2007, 10:10 PM
I Start my military carrer in 80 Brasilian Air Force, was with 21yo, and remenber well the nigth i listen in radio: British comandos and Argentine infantary combats begans!
Thaths young argentine soldier was send to die, thath argentine Dictador Gautieri was a big idiot.
But they change a thing:
Argentina today is a democracy.

Xiolablu3
06-15-2007, 11:46 PM
Argentina were a bit stupid to try adn take the island by force.

If they had gone about it peacefully, then the people on the Falklands island may have voted to go Argentinian.

As it happened, the war made them even more anti-argentinian than ever, and now they would vote overwhelmingly to stay British.

Sad war, but it had to be fought. The Islanders wanted to stay British, they couldn't just let Argentina's dictator walk in and assume control.

I understand Britian is no longerany where near the power she once was, but I was quite impressed with how they managed to fight a conflict over the other side of the world using just carriers and ships.

slipBall
06-16-2007, 02:42 AM
What seems to stick in my mind about that war, was the image of a RN ship on fire because it's superstruc. was made of alum. If I am remembering rightly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

tagTaken2
06-16-2007, 11:51 PM
I was hoping that this would be out for the 25th anniversary, but sadly it doesn't look close.

http://www.thunder-works.com/media.htm