The Falkland Islands Conflict 1982 Last updated: 19 Nov 2015

On the 5th April 1982, a large British task force set out on a 7500 mile journey to liberate a group of tiny windswept islands in the South Atlantic. On 1st May began the biggest naval action to take place since the Second World War - nearly 900 men lost their lives. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

These pages are not only a resource of information (containing contributions from people from all round the world, many of whom were actually involved) but also a tribute to those who served in the forces of both sides during the conflict.

Thank you for visiting,
Chris Valentine (webmaster)

Royal British Legion



Featured book

Logistic In The Falklands War
by Ken Privatsky

The first in-depth study of the ingenious logistics that enabled the British to win. Describes in fascinating detail the rush to reorganize and deploy forces, dispatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theater resupply, the setbacks and, finally, the restoring of order after victory.

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