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D I A R Y  O F  E V E N T S
[ Diary Of Events ] [ Spider's Diary Of Events ]

1 MAYEntered TEZ
Task Group shadowed by Argentinean fishing boat NARWHAL
Air attacks on STANLEY/GOOSEGREEN Naval Gunfire Support GLAMORGAN ALACRITY ARROW attacked by 4 MIRAGE III
3 MIRAGE III splashed - 2 by Combat Air Patrol (CAP) 1 by own forces
Fast Patrol Boat attacked by Lynx approx 30 nm North
ASW Group BRILLIANT YARMOUTH and 3 SEA KING attacked by Group CANBERRA
2 CANBERRA splashed
2 MAYCONQUEROR TORPEDOES BELGRANO
3 MAYBELGRANO sunk
Patrol Boat SOBRAL sunk AGI IGUZA damaged by Lynx
4 MAYVULCAN bomb STANLEY airfield
1412 SHEFFIELD hit by Exocet
Air strike on GOOSEGREEN
5 MAYPoor visibility no action
6 MAYPoor visibility 2 Sea Harrier (SHARR) lost investigating unknown air contacts
7 MAYPoor visibility Launched CAP possible Arg air Raid No contact
8 MAYEnemy air raid chased by CAP
9 MAYBROADSWORD and COVENTRY on gun line splashed PUMA helicopter
ALACRITY NGS
SHAR attack on NARWHAL
10 MAYNARWHAL sank
0700 SHEFFIELD sank
BRILLIANT/GLASGOW on
11 MAYBROADSWORD COVENTRY on gun line
Tanker sunk
ALACRITY transit Sound - 4.5 guns
12 MAYBRILLIANT/GLASGOW on gun line attacked by Arg aircraft
First raid 4 SKYHAWKS - 2 splashed SEAWOLF 1 ditched
Second raid 4 SKYHAWKS GLASGOW hit by bomb passed through
Third raid chased by SHAR
S.KING 5 ditched - crew recovered
13 MAYFogbound no activity
14 MAYAir attacks on STANLEY
15 MAYBROADSWORD HERMES GLAMORGAN inserts PEBBLE ISLAND
6 PUCARA 4 T34 MENTOR 1 SKYVAN destroyed
GLAMORGAN NGS
Air attack on STANLEY
16 MAYSHAR attacks on BUENA SUCESA(FOX BAY)/R10 CARCARAMA (PORT KING) Bombs missed both ships
17 MAYGLAMORGAN NGS
18 MAYNo activity
19 MAYGLAMORGAN NGS
INVINCIBLE/HERMES cross decking
SHAR bombed TWO SISTERS MT
20 MAYGR3 bomb fuel dump FOX BAY
GLAMORGAN NGS
21 MAYD-DAY - BOMB ALLEY
ESCORTS

BROADSWORD
BRILLIANT
ARDENT
ARGANAUT
ANTRIM
YARMOUTH
PLYMOUTH

LANDING SHIPS

FEARLESS
INTREPID
SIR PERCIVAL
SIR TRISTRAM
SIR GERAINT
SIR GALAHAD
SIR LANCELOT
FORT AUSTIN
NORLAND
CANBERRA
STROMNESS

ARGY LOSSES:3 helos by GR3
10 in action reports 8 possible
(mixture of MIRAGE III/V/SKYHAWK/PUCARA)
OWN:1 GR3 failed to return
2 GAZELLES 1 WESSEX III 1 LYNX damaged
ARDENT sunk
ARGANAUT GLAMORGAN bombed UXB
BROADSWORD/BRILLIANT minor damage

TOTAL AMOUNT OF ATTACKS 35

22 MAYPatrol craft attacked by SHAR in Choiceful Sound - Ablaze
BROADSWORD/COVENTRY NW FALKLANDS
ANTRIM replaced by GLAMORGAN
BRILLIANT escorts ships from Sound to sea
Ships formed up in SAN CARLOS BAY ready for air attacks
6 MIRAGE escorts 2(C130s) to WEST FALKLANDS
23 MAYBRILLIANT/YARMOUTH intercept MONSUNEN beached
GR3 Bomb DUNNOSS HEAD airstrip
SHAR splashed 2 PUMA and 1 BELL helo
BROADSWORD in AOA (Bomb Alley)
2 SKYHAWK 5 MIRAGE splashed SEAWOLF/RAPIER/GUNS/CAP
ANTELOPE hit 2 UXBs. Explodes when being defused/sinks
24 mayGR3 bomb STANLEY airfield
12 aircraft attack - 8 splashed/SHAR/RAPIER/SEACAT
LANCELOT/GERAINT bombed
BROADSWORD/COVENTRY Operations NW FALKLANDS
25 mayGR3 BOMB STANLEY airfield
BROADSWORD/COVENTRY North PEBBLE ISLAND
Afternoon 5 aircraft splashed 3 COVENTRY SEADART/1 RAPIER/I YARMOUTH
4 SKYHAWKS attack BROADSWORD
BROADSWORD hit by bomb passed straight through
COVENTRY hit by bomb - sank
TG attacked by 2 SUPER ETENDARD ATLANTIC CONVEYOR hit by EXOCET
BROADSWORD co-ordinated rescue Ops on recovery of COVENTRY crew
26 MAYBROADSWORD rejoined Carrier Group
27 MAYGR3 bomb STANLEY airfield/GOOSEGREEN
1 shot down pilot ejected behind enemy lines (later recovered)
Air attacks in AOA 1 SKYHAWK splashed 2 damaged
28 MAYUXB removed from ARGONAUT
GLAMORGAN AVENGER ALACRITY NGS
GR3 support for troops
29 MAYCANBERRAS bomb AOA - missed
1 SKYHAWK 1 MIRAGE splashed
GR3 bomb STANLEY airfield/PEBBLE ISLAND/Mt KENT
British WYE bombed by HERCULES 38S 48W
Enemy in GOOSEGREEN surrender to 2 Para 200-300 POWs
30 MAYGR3 attack Mt Challenger A/C ditched - pilot recovered
GLAMORGAN/ALACRITY/AVENGER NGS Mt KENT/VOLUNTEER BAY
EXETER/AVENGER attacked by 2 SKYHAWKS
1 SKYHAWK splashed
Shot down pilot returned to HERMES
31 MAY2 GR3 slightly damaged during Air Support Ops
BAHIA PARAISO (Hospital Ship) stopped and searched
AVENGER/ALACRITY NGS
VULCAN strike supported by SHAR
CARDIFF at end of STANLEY Runway - no activity
1 JUN2 CANBERRAS bomb AOA (now called TA) no damage. SHAR intercepted
ENDURANCE prevented attack
ALAC NGS FITZROY area
SHAR splashed
CAP splash C130
2 GR3 join from ASCENSION IS.
CARDIFF at end of STANLEY Runway - no activity
2 JUNNGS AVENGER - PEBBLE IS.
ACTIVE - FITZROY AMBUSCADE - DIOMOND Mt.
EXETER off PORT STANLEY Gunline
SHAR pilot recovered was splashed by SAM on 1 JUNE
3 JUNVULCAN strike
4 JUNF.O.B established (Forward Operating Base)
5 JUN4 A/C over FI suspect resupply STANLEY
ARROW NGS PORT HOWARD
2 SHAR/2 GR3 to FOB
EXETER off PORT STANLEY
6 JUNCARDIFF YARMOUTH AVENGER NGS BLUFF COVE
ARGONAUT return to UK
LSL resupplying forward troops
SCOTS GUARDS landed support 2 PARA BLUFF COVE
7 JUNGR3 support troops
EXETER splashed LEARJET SEADART
Second A/C ran Home
ARGONAUT overflown 400nm NE TEZ
ACTIVE AMBUSCADE NGS Mt HARRIET AREA
LSL resupply
8 JUNTA under heavy air attacks
PLYMOUTH bombed 081700 5 MIRAGES
SIR TRISTRAM/GALAHAD in CHOICEFUL SOUND severely damaged both abandoned
A large amount of casualties
1st Rald/2nd Raid 3 MIRAGES splashed possible 3 damaged
3rd Raid Landforces splash 1 SKYHAWK
4th Raid 3 MIRAGE splashed by CAP and 1 MIRAGE flew into the sea
5th Raid 4 A/C turned away before reaching target
GR3 crash landed in FOB
2 GR3 arrive from ASC Is
M/V HERCULES (LIB flag/US Charter) bombed
By C130 400nm NE of TEZ. HECLA assists
9 JUNYARMOUTH NGS SAPPER HILL/MOODY
BROOK 2 SHAR 2 GR3 deployed in FOB
10 JUNYARMOUTH NGS Mt HARRIET area
11 JUNSHAR BOMB PORT STANLEY Airfield
MCM Ops in BERKLEY SOUND
NGS. ACTIVE on South Gunline (PORT STANLEY)
ARROW on PORT STANLEY Airfield
EXETER on PORT HOWARD
12 JUNGLAMORGAN NGS South Gunline hit by EXOCET
AVENGER/YARMOUTH/ARROW NGS Ops
VULCAN deposits 21 bombs vicinity STANLEY Airfield
Air Raids chased home by CAP
13 JUN2 Air Raids throughout the day
I Air Raid chased by CAP
2. Raid 2 SKYHAWKS 2 MIRAGE managed to press home attack - little damage
14 JUNAVENGER YARMOUTH AMBUSCADE NGS North Gunline
1810Z ARGENTINE Troops hoist White Flag in PORT STANLEY - 7000 Prisoners
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