Monday was the 39th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from invading Argentine forces in 1982. Also in this programme:

  • The Falkland Islands Government announced recommendations to finfish management
  • Do electric cars have a future in the Falklands?
  • Funding for farm access roads was discussed at the transport advisory committee
  • And World Albatross day celebrated for the second year

 

When Argentinian forces invaded the Falklands in April 1982, the British government responded by despatching a task force to the Atlantic to take back control of the islands.

The resulting war saw modern weapon systems tested in combat for the first time, to tragic effect. In the aftermath, official documents were released, but many were heavily censored, and others withheld altogether. Drawing from recently declassified and previously unpublished reports from the official inquiry, Dr Paul Brown details the true story behind the dramatic events that led to the loss of six British ships - HMS Antelope, Ardent, Coventry and Sheffield, RFA Sir Galahad and SS Atlantic. 

Join news editor Gavin Short in conversation with Dr Brown on his book Abandon Ship, the Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War.

 Photo - Abandon Ship cover image courtesy of Osprey Publishing

When Argentinian forces invaded the Falklands in April 1982, the British government responded by despatching a task force to the Atlantic to take back control of the islands.

The resulting war saw modern weapon systems tested in combat for the first time, to tragic effect. In the aftermath, official documents were released, but many were heavily censored, and others withheld altogether. Drawing from recently declassified and previously unpublished reports from the official inquiry, Dr Paul Brown details the true story behind the dramatic events that led to the loss of six British ships - HMS Antelope, Ardent, Coventry and Sheffield, RFA Sir Galahad and SS Atlantic. 

Join news editor Gavin Short in conversation with Dr Brown on his book Abandon Ship, the Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War.

 Photo - Abandon Ship cover image courtesy of Osprey Publishing

When Argentinian forces invaded the Falklands in April 1982, the British government responded by despatching a task force to the Atlantic to take back control of the islands.

The resulting war saw modern weapon systems tested in combat for the first time, to tragic effect. In the aftermath, official documents were released, but many were heavily censored, and others withheld altogether. Drawing from recently declassified and previously unpublished reports from the official inquiry, Dr Paul Brown details the true story behind the dramatic events that led to the loss of six British ships - HMS Antelope, Ardent, Coventry and Sheffield, RFA Sir Galahad and SS Atlantic. 

Join news editor Gavin Short in conversation with Dr Brown on his book Abandon Ship, the Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War.

Photo - Abandon Ship cover image courtesy of Osprey Publishing

The review conducted in 2020 found no formal documented operational protocols, processes, procedures or guidance for operational delivery in the Fisheries Department. Also in this programme:

  • Plans are underway to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands
  • The first of two new nurseries opened last week
  • Christ Church Cathedral described as a building in peril at a recent Historic Buildings Committee
  • Coroner finds death of seaman from TB could have been prevented
  • And the weekly update from the Royal Falkland Islands Police