“Tirpitz” HMS Glasgow and Tirpitz (pig) Tirpitz was a pig captured from the German Navy after a naval skirmish following the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914. He subsequently became the mascot of the cruiser HMS “Glasgow”. Early life Pigs were often kept on board warships to supply fresh meat. Tirpitz was aboard […]
Ships named “Glasgow” Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Glasgow after the Scottish city of Glasgow: HMS Glasgow (1707) was a 20-gun sixth rate, previously the Scottish ship Royal Mary. She was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1707 and was sold in 1719. HMS Glasgow (1745) was a 24-gun sixth rate launched […]
Many thanks to Patrick Thompson for permission to publish This Christmas card has been donated by Patrick Thompson. Ex Army Major RA. Ex 29 Cdo Regiment and a Naval gunfire spotter. Patricks uncle Noel Richards served on HMS Southampton. 11 January 1941 Southampton (Photo) came under attack from 12 German Stuka dive bombers. She was […]
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, […]
Saturday 1st May 1982
Time (Zulu). Action
0620. Glasgow first into the Exclusion Zone
0720.Vulcans bomb Falklands air strip. Good morning Dagoe!
1035. Action stations. Two A/C at 100 miles.
1982. The Falklands War. This is a audio with a commentary by the skipper on the day we were hit by a 1000lb bomb.