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, […]
Captain of the ill fated HMS Sheffield, Falklands War 1982. James Frederick Thomas George “Sam” Salt, naval commander, born 19 April 1940; died 3 December 2009.