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It's not Scotland

The story of the 1982 Falklands Conflict told by those who were there.

17/05/2022Download

The British Task Force makes its way down south, but it appears not everybody understands where they are going.

The eight-thousand-mile journey means there’s plenty of time to look at a map. 

There’s also time for some unconventional training which makes for a surreal experience when it’s happening on board a luxury cruise liner.

Many of the troops don’t believe they’re headed to battle, until there’s news of Britain’s first attack swiftly followed by Argentina’s retaliation.

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Sean Harper and Tim Humphries

Sound Design by Joe Carden

Edited by Josella Waldron

With thanks to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Force News and the Falkland Islands Radio Service

For more about the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict: forces.net/falklands40

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10/05/2022

A Problem Down South 

Today there are more than a thousand British military servicemen and women stationed on the Falkland Islands. But why are they there?

Ben Coley finds out how the Falklands Conflict began 40 years ago.

Listen as the Falkland Islanders themselves recall what happened when Argentinian forces arrived on their shores, while military commanders along with ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen remember finding out they were being sent eight thousand miles away from home to fight a most unexpected battle.

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Sean Harper and Tim Humphries

Sound Design by Joe Carden

Edited by Josella Waldron

Major General Julian Thompson spoke to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Forces News

With thanks to Falkland Islands Radio Service for Patrick Watts archive material

For the full story about what happened on South Georgia listen to: Tea and Medals, Keith Mills DSC, South Georgia Invasion. radio.bfbs.com/podcasts/tea-medals

03/05/2022

Introducing Falklands 82: Stories from the South Atlantic 

On the 2nd of April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands.

A British military task force was sent eight thousand miles down to the South Atlantic to take them back.

Listen as military commanders, ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as the Falkland Islanders themselves reflect on their roles in the 1982 Falklands Conflict, 40 years on.

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