The Falklands War and the SAS raid on Argentina – Operation Plum Duff
Online via Zoom
Tuesday 04 May 2021
19:00 - 20:00 BST
THE FALKLANDS WAR AND THE SAS RAID ON ARGENTINA – OPERATION PLUM DUFF
Tuesday, 4th May at 7pm
Presented by Hugh Willing
It is almost 40 years since the Falklands conflict. Britain had to deal with the threat to its aircraft carriers posed by Argentina's possession of Exocet missiles. These were carried on Super Etendard fighter aircraft, and so a daring plan was hatched to eliminate them at their airbase in Argentina. The first stage required the insertion of an SAS reconnaissance team into Tierra del Fuego on Operation Plum Duff. Things certainly did not go according to plan!
Find out what happened by zooming in to Hugh Willing’s riveting talk, based partly on the account of one of the Sea King helicopter pilots involved in the raid. Hugh gave a superb lecture on the D-Day landings at Tonbridge two years ago and this promises to be an equally fascinating evening.
The Zoom link for this talk will be emailed on the day of the talk to all those registered to attend.