With 29 JSTU Sea Skua trials flight at Aberporth. The Falklands tested the Sea Skua in a war situation, giving BAe a war proven weapon and cutting short our sea firing trials. Once the Falklands war had been won it was decided that trails were completed. 29 JSTU was then disbanded.
Although I was serving at Aldergrove (N Ireland) at the time I was over in England being best man at a mates wedding. Got back to Aldergrove, got a phone call get your kit packed you are going down South. Got to Ascencion Island before the fleet arrived... Ended up staying there for the duration, so I'm only half a hero...
I was on HMS Herald. Got back from 7 month deployment in the Gulf on 7 April went on leave Reggies came round a week later and we sailed a week after that.
Chugging down South at a stately 10 knots. As for saving money all went well until we started taking casualties to Montevideo, once out of the Exclusion Zone we opened the bar and partied with Percy and Royal ensuring those that could got a fine hangover to fly back to UK with.
Biggest worry was will an exocet be able to recognise a red cross on the side of a ship at 20 miles. :wink: