HMS Leopard Ships Company 2nd Commission In alphabetical order ATKINS A,PO ANDREW M,Ord ALFORD R,AB ANDREW R,Ck(S) AKRIGG J,LM(E) BACKUS J,Lt BRADBY D,Lt BROWN R,COA BEATON E,OAI BIGNELL D,RS BELL J,PO BLOUNT J,Shpt2 BURKE G,RO2 BEAVIS G,AB BONNEY R,Ord BRICKNELL D,AB BLANDFORD B,AB BUXTON B,AB BRADSHAW J,AB BRENTNALL C,RO3 BOYD J,AB BARTON C,AB […]
My Falklands War Falkland War 1982 The Falkland Islands had been under British control since 1833, but Argentina had become increasingly anxious to acquire them. On 19 March 1982 a group of Argentine scrap metal merchants landed on South Georgia, and this was followed on 2 April by full invasion. The British government acted swiftly, […]
The First “Devonshire Built by William Wyatt at Burlesdon on Southampton Water. Launched 6th May 1692. A Third-rater of 1,220 tons: 80 guns. Length 127 ft. Breadth 41 ft. : Depth 17 ft. Complement varied from 410—490 men : and after the 1704 refit was 700. Cape Barfleur was the scene of the “Devonshire’s” first […]
A huddle of Falklands veterans told jokes as they stood freezing on Portsmouth’s Round Tower to see off the Type 42 destroyer, toasted as one of the world’s luckiest ships.
HMS Leopard’s commission from 1960 to 1962. Includes the evacuation of Tristan da Cunha.
The full story of HMS Leopard,s first commission. The lone Guardship for the South Atlantic. Includes the 1000+ mile trip up the River Amazon.