Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Captain Chris Wreford-Brown



May 2, 1982: At about 3 p.m., Cmdr. Chris Wreford-Brown, skipper of the British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror, fires two torpedoes that hit and sink the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano (ex-USS Phoenix, CL 46) 40 miles outside the British-declared Falklands Islands War Zone, killing 363 "Argie" sailors. This was the first time in history a nuclear sub torpedoed and sank an enemy ship, and it was the most controversial act of the Falklands War. (Taken from www.dcmilitary.com)



Collectables Signed By Captain Chris Wreford-Brown