By Will Fowler
At the evening of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led through Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its movement opposed to the Falkland Islands. On three April British leading Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher confronted an appalled and livid condominium of Commons to announce that Argentine militia had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the lads of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag at govt condo; and had declared the islands and their inhabitants to be Argentine. This soaking up textual content via William Fowler information the land forces that contested the Falklands War.
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Extra info for Battle for the Falklands (1): Land Forces (Men-at-Arms, Volume 133)
The goggles, almost universally worn, were cockade in the national colours of pale blue and sometimes clear but usually had amber or pink white. His field jacket, similar to that of his men but lenses—an aid to acquiring night vision at dusk? of better quality, bears gold general officer's leaves The field dressing was normally worn under the on both collar points. This is exposed in the open goggle strap at the rear; figure G2, whose slung neck of a type of drab tan quilted, hooded jacket helmet has the more usual string netting, displays with knit cuffs seen in photos of some Argentine the common first field dressing, in white with a officers.
Paul Haley, 'Soldier' Magazine) The Plates (Research by Michael Chappell and Martin Windrow) . The haste with which the British were forced to mount a winter campaign in the South Atlantic led to the use of a variety of combat clothing. Apart from personally-acquired civilian items, surprisingly often seen in photos of the campaign, the main outfits were as follows: 1. Windproof suits. , 2 and 3 Para, and — presumably—the SAS and RM SBS sections. Identifying features are 'bellows' smock pockets, a yoke seam where the hood is attached, and absence 32 of epaulettes.
A cross for HQ etc. F4 is a detail view of the maroon beret of the two battalions of The Parachute Regiment which served in the Falklands; F5, the pile-lined, DPM cloth CW cap. The cap badges of the major units which served in the campaign are presented against a narrow backing of their beret colours: left, top to bottom: Royal Marines, Parachute Regiment, Welsh Guards, Blues & Royals (on midnight blue); right, top to bottom: 22 SAS Regiment, Royal Artillery (on midnight blue), Scots Guards, 7th Gurkha Rifles; centre, Army Air Corps.
Battle for the Falklands (1): Land Forces (Men-at-Arms, Volume 133) by Will Fowler