Today is the 30th anniversary of the Argentinian surrender that marked the end of the Falkland’s War.
Official figure show the total deaths as 258
British Army – 123 (7 officers, 40 NCOs and 76 privates)
Royal Navy – 86 + 2 Hong Kong laundrymen
Royal Marines – 27 (2 officers, 14 NCOs and 11 privates)
Merchant Navy – 6 + 2 Hong Kong sailors
Royal Fleet Auxiliary – 4 + 4 Hong Kong laundrymen
Falklands Islands civilians – 3 (3 women killed by friendly fire)
Royal Air Force – 1 (1 officer)
The link below is to a site that contains a list of names of the fallen! We have not verified the accuracy of the list.
“How can a man die better than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers and the Temples of his Gods!”
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC ( 1800 –1859)
This link will take you to the England Watch article on Falkland survivor HMS Plymouth!