Videos tagged with Falklands

SECRETS OF THE CONQUEROR

SECRETS OF THE CONQUEROR

Whatever happened to the missing Control Room log from HMS Conqueror - the nuclear submarine which sank the Argentinian cruiser Belgrano? It has remained a mystery for 30 years. Everyone assumed that its "loss" was because it contained information about the sinking of the cruiser. It turns out that immediately after the war, the Conqueror was involved in a thrilling Cold War operation, and that this is the real reason why the Log went missing.

DEFUSING A BOMB ON HMS ARGONAUT Falklands War

DEFUSING A BOMB ON HMS ARGONAUT Falklands War

A mere day after arriving in the Falklands Bomb disposal Sergeant Major John Phillips and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were tasked to HMS Argonaut which had been hit by 2 bombs. He he remembers how he got from the ship he was on the Canberra to the Argonaut and that when he saw the bomb, it was actually a British make...

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 1 Falklands War

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 1 Falklands War

On May 23rd 1982, having diffused a bomb dropped by the Argentinians onto HMS Argonaut, Warrant Officer John Phillips who was Sergeant Major in bomb disposal during the Falklands War, and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were called to HMS Antelope. Two 1,100 pound (500 kg) bombs had struck the ship on the starboard side, killing one crewman, Steward Mark R. Stephens. Here John Phillips talks through the numerous attempts to defuse the bombs. But on the fourth attempt one of the bombs exploded....

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 2 Falklands War

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 2 Falklands War

On 25th May 1982, one of Argentina's National days, HMS Coventry, accompanied by HMS Broadsword was ordered to take up position in Falkland Sound to act as a decoy to draw away Argentinian aircraft from other ships at San Carlos Bay. But Coventry was attacked...and David Wood was onboard. Here he describes the aftermath, abandoning ship, and how what happened will never leave him.

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 1 Falklands War

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 1 Falklands War

On 25th May 1982, one of Argentina's National days, HMS Coventry, accompanied by HMS Broadsword was ordered to take up position in Falkland Sound to act as a decoy to draw away Argentinian aircraft from other ships at San Carlos Bay. But Coventry was attacked...and David Wood was onboard and only metres away from where the bomb hit...