The Falklands War

Historical Events

  • 1915-03-14 German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal
  • 1971-07-01 Britain and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 1982-03-19 Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K.
  • 1982-04-03 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
  • 1982-04-05 Aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes with escort vessels left Portsmouth for the Falkland Islands
  • 1982-04-05 Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war

UKArgentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands

1982-04-26 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands
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Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
  • 1982-05-02 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • 1982-05-04 British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • 1982-05-21 British troops land on Falkland Islands
  • 1982-05-26 British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters and destroyer HMS Coventry hit in Falkland war: 39 crew members die
  • 1982-06-08 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.
  • 1982-06-12 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • 1982-06-14 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • 1982-06-15 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • 1982-06-17 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-01-09 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1992-07-26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War
  • 2013-03-11 Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • 1926-06-29 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England (d. 2012)
  • 1932-02-01 John Nott, British policitican(C), Secretary of State for Defence during Falkland War, born in Bideford, Devon
  • 1932-05-01 Sandy Woodward [John Forster], English admiral (British Naval Task Force, Falklands War), born in Penzance, Cornwall (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • 1982-05-28 Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
  • 1982-06-12 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • 2006-12-30 Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War
  • 2012-11-11 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), dies at 86
  • 2013-08-04 Sandy Woodward [John Forster], English admiral (British Naval Task Force, Falklands War), dies at 81