40 Commando RM / Welsh Guards ..For the record.....

#3
Already running on ARRSE. To be fair, the plaque gives credit to C Coy, and the Brigadier should really have known better than to describe the attack on RFA Sir Galahad as happening at Bluff Cove.
 

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#4
Already running on ARRSE. To be fair, the plaque gives credit to C Coy, and the Brigadier should really have known better than to describe the attack on RFA Sir Galahad as happening at Bluff Cove.
The point being it was both Alpha and Charlie Company of 40 Cdo with the Welsh Guards. But it would seem representatives from the Royal Marines had not been invited!

Regarding Bluff Cove..

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-welsh-guards-memorial-at-bluff-cove-falkland-islands-43264805.html

In 1982, the Welsh Guards (CO Lieutenant-Colonel John Rickett) formed part of the 5th Infantry Brigade of the British Task Force sent to liberate the Falkland Islands from Argentinian occupation during the Falklands War. On 7 June they were on board the ill-fated Sir Galahad, which was accompanied by Sir Tristram, waiting to be landed at Bluff Cove though they were delayed from doing so.

The memorial to the Welsh Guards at Fitzroy above Bluff Cove where the Sir Galahad was hit.
 
#5
The point being it was both Alpha and Charlie Company of 40 Cdo with the Welsh Guards. But it would seem representatives from the Royal Marines had not been invited!

Regarding Bluff Cove..

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-welsh-guards-memorial-at-bluff-cove-falkland-islands-43264805.html

In 1982, the Welsh Guards (CO Lieutenant-Colonel John Rickett) formed part of the 5th Infantry Brigade of the British Task Force sent to liberate the Falkland Islands from Argentinian occupation during the Falklands War. On 7 June they were on board the ill-fated Sir Galahad, which was accompanied by Sir Tristram, waiting to be landed at Bluff Cove though they were delayed from doing so.

The memorial to the Welsh Guards at Fitzroy above Bluff Cove where the Sir Galahad was hit.

The point is that the LSLs were NOT at Bluff Cove, but at Port Pleasant, off Fitzroy, where they were bombed.
 
#6
The point is that the LSLs were NOT at Bluff Cove, but at Port Pleasant, off Fitzroy, where they were bombed.
Indeed:
Quote from here: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&s...FjAlegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw0sTKeZ7vDml0sha6J1DfOC
June 1982 was again bombed by Argentinian Skyhawk aircraft at Port Pleasant, Fitzroy Creek and was seriously damaged by three bombs. One bomb went through the open upper deck hatch and deflagrated, causing a massive fireball which swept through the tank deck causing heavy casualties amongst the embarked Welsh Guards who were billeted there. The second bomb exploded in the galley area, killing the butcher and the third one burst in the engine room, killing the Third Engineer Officer and trapping others in the thick smoke which resulted. Sea King HAS1 helicopter No: XV654 used to rescue troops from the ship. The fires aboard raged for over a week. The wounded were transferred to the LPD HMS INTREPID and then to the Hospital Ship UGANDA which was anchored in Grantham Sound
 
#10
But history will always remember Bluff Cove.

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As with all history, accuracy is relevant to the source material. If many people believe that the LSLs were bombed at Bluff Cove, it simply reflects that the incident was reported inaccurately and subsequent reports repeated the error. It does not alter the fact that the attack occurred off Fitzroy.

Many in Argentina believed - and some still believe - that HMS Invincible was bombed and badly damaged - or even sunk - during the conflict. It does not mean that it was a fact.
 

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