Wednesday, 22 April 2015

When the Falklands Were Forgotten - Life on the Islands in the 1960s


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Blow a raspberry at Argentinian imperialism over the Falklands

The deluded neo-imperialists in Argentina have no claim whatsoever to the Falklands. Their bizarre behaviour over oil finds should be met with a very big raspberry blown right in their faces. The Falklands are British, and that's that.ntina isn't the last country in the world not to have realised that the imperial era is over. But its own brand of neo-imperialism over the Falkland Islands is surely the daftest.

Practically no-one from Argentina has ever lived there -- certainly not for any significant period of time -- and if it comes down to proximity, London is much closer to Paris (213 miles) than Buenos Aires is to Port Stanley (1,182 miles). Perhaps Britain should make a territorial claim for France on the same basis.

The latest nonsense from Argentina has been sparked by oil finds earlier in April by two British companies. The Argentinians went through the roof threatening to indict the companies' employees to "protect the resources of its 40 million citizens".

There's talk of extradition, and of 5-15 year jail sentences. Where do these people get off?

Argentina itself is an imperial construct. The majority of the population descended from European colonists. Maybe there's something in the DNA.

There was certainly something seriously pathological in the statement made by Argentina's ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro. Speaking of British sovereignty over the islands she said: "It's like if the inhabitants of Soho decide that Chinatown belongs to China. It's exactly the same thing."Read More HERE 

(RG) My raspberry has been blown towards Argentina.


Monday, 20 April 2015

Anger as Falklands war veteran dies with no apology

FRIENDS and family of a marine veteran who died from cancer while battling the state over benefits have told of their dismay he was never given an apology. Gordon Lang, who lived in Gosport, was in the middle of a fight with the Department for Work & Pensions after being told to work while unwell.Read More HERE 

(RG) Gordon fought for his Country and in return his Country fought him back when he was in need of help. The UK Government should hold their heads in shame, but the truth is thy don't care, R.I.P.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Falklands Veterans Return To The Firing Range

Veterans of the Falklands War have been sharing their knowledge of 1980's military equipment with British Army weapons specialists. Out on the range the experts at the 'Support Weapons School' have been comparing the fire-power and handling of respective guns to see if there's lessons to be learned. Read more and watch video HERE


Friday, 17 April 2015




Thursday, 16 April 2015


This is a Tattoo on the back of former Sergeant Steve Brookes, it is in dedication to the men of T battery 12 Regt Royal Artillery that defended the skies from Argentine air attack with Rapier missiles.