World War Two - Air Dropped Ordnance
I am looking to purchase genuine relics & memorabilia from the Falklands War. Please contact me if you can help.
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A potted history of the Falklands Conflict of 1982:
On 2nd April 1982, Argentinian forces suddenley and without warning invaded the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands.
Argentina had always claimed sovereignty over the islands for many years and did not believe that Britain would attempt to regain the islands by force due to the distance from the British Isles.
Despite this the extraordinary feat of assembling and sending a task force of warships at short notice with a fleet of refitted merchant ships to the Falklands left the United Kingdom to retake control of the islands.
The task force reached the Falklands in early May. On 2nd May, the Royal Navy submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano, with the loss of over 300 of her crew. After this incident, Argentinian ships largley remained in port.
However, the Argentinian airforce still posed a significant threat to British Forces. The Royal Navy lost several warships to attacks from Argentinian aircraft, which were armed with missiles. It's Fleet of Auxiliary ships were attacked at Fitzroy and the supply ship Atlantic Conveyor was sunk.
British forces landed on the islands on 21st May. After a series of battles against a well dug-in but largley ill-trained conscripted Argentinian Army, the British began to get the upper hand. The battle for Stanley, the islands’ capital began on 11th June 1982.
The Argentinian forces finally surrendered on 14th June 1982.
The conflict lasted for 74 days, in total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.
I am looking to collecting items that can be displayed in memory of those that lost their lives in the conflict.
Falklands War Relics
British & Argentinian Falklands war relics & souvenirs wanted for museum display.