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Dave Langdon
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27th April

Operation Sutton was put before the War cabinet on this day in 1982!

14 Stanley residents deemed undesirables are moved to Fox bay East and put under house arrest.

On a side note my dad was working in the main OPs team for evaluating various threats around the world in 1982. He distinctly remembers a Royal Marine major coming in and asking "We got a little problem with Argentines and the Falklands, whats the options for reinforcement?" 2 hours later they told him the current staging post was Argentina itself so it was a no go and the Hercules didn't have the legs to get there. The news caused some concern.

They had to come up with a way of getting a fully laden Hercules down there, so initially it was a staging post in an "unnamed" African country before Ascension island(USA) became the staging post.
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30th April

Reagan declares support of the UK. Total Exclusion zone is declared.
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Gerry Smit
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My most memorable moment:

"Canada is sending three destroyers to the South Atlantic"!!

Holy Moly! and ALL RIGHT!

then the idiot goes on:

The Trudeau, Chretian, and Turner

(politicians, having economic troubles).

Sigh. But, for a moment, we were going! Rats.
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