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The Falklands War


  1. Can you name the two British aircraft carriers involved in the conflict?
  2. What was the name of the large cruiser lost by Argentina?
  3. Can you remember the name of the British submarine that sunk Argentina's only large cruiser?
  4. What was the name of the antiship missiles that struck the merchant ship Atlantic Conveyor?

  5. Lieutenant Colonel H. Jones was awarded the Victoria Cross after being killed in action during which battle?
  6. Which fixed-wing fighter protected the British Task Force and shot down 20 enemy aircraft?
  7. Britain lost five ships in the war. Which ship was the first British warship lost in 37 years?
  8. Which Royal Marines' slang word describes a long-distance march carrying full kit?
  9. Who was the senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the British Task Force?
  10. Which BBC war correspondent said: "I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out, and I counted them all back."?
  11. Which ocean liner was cruising in the Mediterranean when requisitioned to transport 3 Commando Brigade?
  12. The Total Exclusion Zone around the Falkland Islands had a radius of how many nautical miles?
  13. A Vulcan bomber flew 8,000-nautical-miles from which island to drop bombs across the runway at Stanley?
  14. Sir Galahad was bombed during air attacks in which cove?
  15. What did Argentina call the islands?
  16. With the call sign of "Mother Hen" what exactly was Uganda?
  17. Operation Paraquet was the code name for the British military operation to recapture which island?
  18. Which settlement in northwestern East Falkland was the main British Army bridgehead?
  19. Which ship named after a Welsh county was sunk by land-launched missiles?
  20. On June 14 1982, Argentine General Menendez surrendered to which British Major-General?
  21. Name the Welsh Guards veteran who suffered severe burn injuries?
  22. What was the Twenty-fifth of May?


  1. HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible
  2. General Belgrano
  3. HMS Conqueror
  4. Exocets
  5. The Battle of Goose Green
  6. The Sea Harrier
  7. HMS Sheffield
  8. Yomp, or Yomping
  9. Sandy Woodward (Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward)
  10. Brian Hanrahan
  11. SS Canberra
  12. 200 miles
  13. Acension Island
  14. Bluff Cove
  15. Islas Malvinas
  16. Hospital ship
  17. South Georgia
  18. San Carlos
  19. HMS Glamorgan
  20. Jeremy Moore
  21. Simon Weston
  22. The name of Argentina's only aircraft carrier