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B O M B   A L L E Y  -  S E C O N D   D A Y
Longcast 1982 ] Ascension Island ] The Passage South ] The Falklands ] Action ] Seawolf ] Invasion 21st May ] Bomb Alley Day One 21st May ] [ Bomb Alley Day Two 22nd May ] Bomb Alley Day Three 23rd May ] Bomb Alley Day Four 24th May ] Coventry 25th May ] Total Exclusion Zone ] The Advance Ashore ] Bluff Cove ] Victory ] Epilogue ]

Broadsword being straffed 22 May 82 (Photo taken by attacking aircraft)

It was decided that to remain in the Sound would be suicidal so the remaining ships moved into San Carlos Water on the 22 May after carrying out submarine sweeps overnight. Here they would be assisted by the Rapiers. BROADSWORD was detached with COVENTRY to attempt a missile trap further west and intercept any aircraft which were heading for San Carlos. We waited and waited for the attacks or news from San Carlos but nothing happened except for one speculative strike by a Pucara in San Carlos. Perhaps the Argentines were resting or watching the UK Wembley Cup Final on TV. One Harrier was a little more successful sniffing out and destroying a fast patrol boat.