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Battles of the Falklands War


March 1950 Argentine civilians land on South Georgia and raise the Argentine flag.
 


April 2Operación Azul: Argentina military invasion of the Falkland Islands.
 


April 20Radar-mapping RAF Victor overflies South Georgia.
 


April 21SAS land on Fortuna Glacier in South Georgia, but are forced to withdraw by the loss of two Wessex helicopters because of bad weather.
 


April 25Argentine submarine, Santa Fe disabled by Royal Navy helicopters, and abandoned at South Georgia.

Argentine garrison of Grytviken, South Georgia surrenders.

Brigadier Julian Thompson cabled London: "Be pleased to inform Her Majesty that the White Ensign flies alongside the Union Jack in South Georgia. God Save the Queen.".

After announcing the news, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tells British media to "Just rejoice at that news and congratulate our forces and the marines."
 


April 26Argentine garrison at Leith, South Georgia, surrenders.
 


April 30Black Buck One: Vulcan takes off from Ascension Island, bombs Port Stanley airfield and returns the next day.
 


May 1Port Stanley airfield bombed by British Harriers. BBC reporter Brian Hanrahan says "I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out and I counted them all back."
 


May 2Argentine cruiser, ARA General Belgrano, sank by British nuclear submarine, HMS Conqueror.
 


May 3ARA Alférez Sobral attacked and crippled by two British Lynx helicopters.
 


May 4HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet missile fired by Argentine Super Etendard.

Black Buck Two: Port Stanley airfield bombed for the second time.
 


May 13Black Buck Three cancelled because of headwinds.
 


May 14 to May 15British SAS raid on Pebble Island, destroying 11 Argentine aircraft and other Argentine assets.
 


May 21British make amphibious landing at San Carlos Water
 


May 22Battle of Seal Cove
 


May 25HMS Coventry sank by Argentine Skyhawks.
 


May 27 to May 28Battle of Goose Green: the first major land-battle of the war.
 


May 28Black Buck Four aborted because of a problem with Victor tanker.
 


May 31Black Buck Five: Vulcan carries out anti-radar mission using Shrike missile.
 


June 3Black Buck Six: Vulcan carries out anti-radar mission using Shrike missile. Vulcan forced to divert to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the return leg.
 


June 8RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram attacked by Argentine Skyhawks in Bluff Cove
 


June 11 to June 12Battles of Mount Harriet, Two Sisters and Mount Longdon. All end in British victories.
 


June 12Black Buck Seven: Vulcan bombs Argentine aircraft stores and facilities at Port Stanley.
 


June 13 to June 14Battle of Mount Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge: British capture the heights overlooking Port Stanley.
 


June 14General Menéndez surrenders Argentine forces in the Falkland Islands.
 


June 18Leopoldo Galtieri placed under house arrest.
 


June 20Argentine garrison in South Sandwich island evicted by British.



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