The Battle for the Falklands - 40 Years On (Pt 3; July 1982)
Operation Corporate Roll of Honour
A total of 255 British servicemen and 3 Falkland Island civilians were killed during the Falklands War.
Royal Navy – 86 + 2 Hong Kong laundrymen
Royal Marines – 27 (2 officers, 14 NCOs and 11 marines)
Royal Fleet Auxiliary – 4 + 6 Hong Kong sailors
Merchant Navy – 6
British Army – 123 (7 officers, 40 NCOs and 76 privates)
Royal Air Force – 1 (1 officer)
Falkland Islands Civilians – 3
Canberra returns from the Falklands
11th July 1982
None of them expected the welcome that awaited. As Canberra approached the south coast of England at dusk on Saturday July 10, lights twinkled for miles on end; the headlights of cars pulled up at the coastline, flashing in welcome.
The next day saw one of the greatest homecomings in British history as Canberra approached Southampton. The police stopped counting after 35,000 people packed into the docks. Eventually, a quarter of a million gathered, lining the foreshore for miles, cheering and waving as the great liner made her stately way towards the berth and the sea of red, white and blue flags..
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The Battle for the Falklands - 40 Years On (Pt 1; April - May 1982)
The Battle for the Falklands - 40 Years On (Pt 2; June 1982)
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