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Falklands Conflict - The Invasion

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Falklands Conflict - The Invasion, unsigned £15.00 Buy Now
Falklands Conflict - The Invasion, signed Sir Rex Hunt £30.00 Buy Now
Falklands Conflict - The Invasion, signed by Sir Rex Hunt & Sir John Sandy Woodward £35.00 Buy Now
Falklands Conflict - The Invasion, signed by Hunt, Vaux and Canning £50.00 Buy Now

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  • Falklands Conflict - The Invasion
  • The third cover in our Falklands series
  • With a stamp and label from our Falklands stamp sheet
  • With a Portsmouth postmark (2nd April 2007)
  • Available signed by:
    • Sir Rex Hunt
    • Sir Rex Hunt & Sir John Sandy Woodward
    • Hunt, Vaux & Canning


Issue Date: 02/04/2007

Issue Name: Falklands Conflict - The Invasion

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

The Falklands War was a 10-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

The third cover in our Falklands 25th Anniversary Collection. It features a 1st class stamp and label from our Falklands Island stamp sheet along with a Portsmouth postmark (2nd April, 2007), and is available signed by Sir Rex Hunt, or double signed by Sir Rex Hunt and Admiral Sir John Sandy Woodward, or triple signed by Sir Rex Hunt, Major General N F Vaux and Captain W R Canning.

 

  • Falklands Conflict - The Invasion
  • The third cover in our Falklands series
  • With a stamp and label from our Falklands stamp sheet
  • With a Portsmouth postmark (2nd April 2007)
  • Available signed by:
    • Sir Rex Hunt
    • Sir Rex Hunt & Sir John Sandy Woodward
    • Hunt, Vaux & Canning

 

The Invasion

By the 1st April it became clear the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina was probable. Rex Hunt, the Govenor, called a conference before going to the local radio station to warn the people to expect an invasion during the night or the next day. Major Mike Norman RM was given overall command of the Marines due to his seniority, while Major Gary Noott RM became the military advisor to Govenor Hunt. The total strength was 68 marines and 11 sailors, which was greater than would normally have been available, because the garrison was in the process of changing over.

In Britain an emergency cabinet meeting approved the sending of the task force to liberate the Islands and MPs were recalled for a special Saturday sitting of the House of Commons.

 

View all our Falkland Island covers here

 

Sir Rex Masterman Hunt, CMG was an English British Government diplomat and colonial administrator. He was Governor, Commander-in-Chief, and Vice Admiral of the Falkland Islands between 1980 and September 1985.

 

Major General N F Vaux

 

Captain W R Canning

 

Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward GBE, KCB was a British admiral who commanded the British Naval Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

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