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Encyclopedia > British ground forces in the Falklands War

This is a list of the ground forces from the United Kingdom that took part in the Falklands War. For a list of ground forces from Argentina, see Argentine ground forces in the Falklands War The Falklands War or the Malvinas War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was an armed conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas, between March and June of 1982. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

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UK Land Forces Falkland Islands

  • Land forces commander: Major-General Jeremy Moore, Royal Marines
  • Deputy commander: Brigadier John Waters

John Waters is the name of three prominent men: John Waters is an Irish columnist. ...

3 Commando Brigade

Commander:Brigadier Julian Thompson 3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. ...

  • 29 Commando, Regiment Royal Artillery (Lt Col Mike Holroyd Smith)
    • 18 x 105 mm light guns
    • 148 Naval Gunfire Observation Battery
  • 40 Commando, Royal Marines (Lt Col Malcolm Hunt)
  • 42 Commando, Royal Marines (Lt Col Nick Vaux)
  • 45 Commando, Royal Marines (Lt Col Andrew Whitehead)
  • 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Lt Col H. Jones VC)
    • 29 Field Battery RA
    • Blowpipe Troop of 43 Air Defence Battery
    • Field Troop 9 Parachute Engineer Squadron
    • Troop 16 Field Ambulance
    • Department 81 Ordnance Company
    • 613 TACP
  • 3nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Lt Col Hew Pike)
    • 1 x Section Field Ambulance
    • 1 x Ordnance Coy Detachment
  • Commando Logistics Regiment, Royal Marines (Lt Col Ivar Helberg)
  • 3 Commando Brigade HQ and Signals Squadron (Major Peter Cameron)
    • 11 x Gazelle helicopters
    • 6 x Scout helicopters
  • Reconnaissance Troops (Lt. Mark Coreth)
B Squadron, Blues & Royals
    • 4 x Scorpion
    • 4 x Scimitar
    • 1 x Samson
  • T Battery 12 Air Defence Regiment
    • 12 x Rapier missile launcher
  • Air Defence Troop
    • 12 x Blowpipe missile launchers
  • Raiding Squadron, Royal Marines (Captain Chris Baxter)
    • 17 x Rigid raiding craft.
  • Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre, Royal Marines (Captain Rod Boswell)
  • 2, 3 and 6 Sections Special Boat Squadron (SBS), Royal Marines, (Major Jonathan Thomson)
    • 67 men
  • D and G Squadrons 22nd SAS Regiment (Lt Col Michael Rose)
    • 107 men
  • 3 x Tactical air control parties
  • Air maintenance group
  • Rear link detachment 30 Signal Regiment
  • Elements of 17 Port Regiment Royal Corps of Transport.
    • 3 x Mexefloat detachments.
    • 5 x Landing ship logistics detachments.
  • 3 x Surgical support teams
  • Postal courier communications unit detachment of 1 PC regiment
  • Detachment RAF Special Forces
  • Detachment 47 Air despatch squadron RCT.
  • Detachment 49 EOD squadron 33 engineer regiment
    • 2 man bomb disposal team
  • Y Troop detachment communications.
  • Commando forces brigade (stretcher-bearers)

The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The Parachute Regiments display team, the Red Devils at an American airshow The Parachute Regiment is the main body of elite airborne troops of the British Army. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Jones VC OBE (May 14, 1940 – May 28, 1982), who disliked his first name and was therefore known to his men and the public as H. Jones, was a posthumous British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face...

5 Infantry Brigade

Commander:Brigadier Anthony Wilson

  • 2nd Bn, Scots Guards (Lt Col Michael Scott)
  • 1st Bn, Welsh Guards (Lt Col John Rickett)
  • 1st Bn, 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles (Lt Col David Morgan)
  • 97 Battery Royal Artillery
    • 6 x 105 mm light gun.
  • HQ 4 Field Regiment, RA
  • 656 Squadron Army Air Corps
    • 6 x Gazelle
    • 3 x Scout
  • 10 Field Workshop REME
  • 16 Field Ambulance
  • 81 Ordnance Company
  • Forward Air Control Party
    • 2 x FAC
Falklands War
Military forces | Argentine ground forces | British ground force | Air forces | Argentine Naval Forces | British Naval Forces
Timeline | Background | Invasion | Falklands War
Battles | Recapture of South Georgia | Black Buck | Goose Green | Mount Harriet | Two Sisters | Mount Longdon | Wireless Ridge
Other operations | Operation Algeciras

Scots Guard at the Tower of London The Scots Guards are a regiment of the British Army. ... The Welsh Guards is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division. ... The 7th Duke of Edinburghs Own Gurkha Rifles started as a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army following Indias independence. ... The Falklands War or the Malvinas War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was an armed conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas, between March and June of 1982. ... Image File history File links Uk_flag_large. ... Orginally from the CIA World Factbook. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... These are the units and aircraft of the British Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and the Army Air Corps of the British Army, who opposed the Argentine Air Force that deployed during the Falklands War. ... This is a list of Naval Forces from Argentina that took part in the Falklands War. ... This is a list of the naval forces from the United Kingdom that took part in the Falklands War. ... Background The Falklands consist of two main and many smaller islands in the South Atlantic Ocean east of Argentina. ... Argentina mounted an invasion of the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982 after the civilian occupation of South Georgia on March 19, before the Falklands War proper started. ... The Falklands War or the Malvinas War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was an armed conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas, between March and June of 1982. ... Paraquet was the code-word for the British military operation to recapture the Island of South Georgia from Argentine military control in April 1982. ... During the Falklands War, Operations Black Buck 1 to Black Buck 6 were a series of six extremely long-range bombing attacks by British Vulcan bombers on Argentine positions in the Falkland Islands. ... The Battle of Goose Green (May 27–28 1982) was an engagement of the Falklands War between British and Argentinian forces. ... The Battle of Mount Harriet was an engagement of the Falklands War which took place on the night of 11/12 June 1982 between British and Argentinian forces. ... The Battle of Two Sisters was an engagement of the Falklands War during the British advance towards the capital Port Stanley that took place on the 11th/12th June 1982. ... The Battle of Mount Longdon was an engagement of the Falklands War between British and Argentinian forces, which took place on the 11th/12 June 1982. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Operation Algeciras was a failed plan conceived by the Argentinian military to covertly sabotage a British Royal Navy warship in Gibraltar during the Falklands War. ...

References

  • The Battle For The Falklands, Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins, ISBN 0330352849

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Operation Black Buck (1451 words)
During the Falklands War, Operations Black Buck 1 to Black Buck 6 were a series of six extremely long-range bombing attacks by Royal Air Force Vulcan bombers against Argentine positions in the Falkland Islands.
During the 3rd June mission, the Vulcan sustained damage to its air refuelling probe and was forced to land at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where the aircraft was impounded until the 11th June, and the remaining Shrike missile was confiscated, This Vulcan was captained by Squadron Leader Neil McDougall.
British Atlantic territories stubs Combatants United Kingdom Argentina Commanders Sir John Fieldhouse Sir John Woodward Margaret Thatcher Leopoldo Galtieri Mario Menéndez Ernesto Crespo Casualties 258 killed[1] 777 wounded 59 taken prisoner 649 killed 1,068 wounded 11,313 taken prisoner The Falklands War (Spanish:) was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the...
Falklands War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (10371 words)
The war was triggered by the occupation of South Georgia by Argentine forces on 19 March 1982 followed by the occupation of the Falklands, and ended with Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.
The war has played an important role in the culture of both countries, and has been the subject of several books, movies, and songs, although due to the low number of casualties on both sides it is not seen as a truly major event of either military or 20th century history.
British diplomacy centred on arguing that the Falkland Islanders were entitled to use the UN principle of self-determination, and showing willingness to compromise.
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