That the unit's coat of arms was attached to the chimney from around 02.06.1982.
26.04.1982 Debarked, thus with the orange chimney, with the 2nd battalion the Parachute Regiment.
Disembarkation on 20.05.1982 at the Falklands.
27.05.1982 Proceeded to South Georgia to rendezvous with QE 2 and take over 7th Gurkha Rifles & 16th Field Ambulance.
Landing in the Falklands on 01.06.1982.
02.06.1982 Takeover of the first 500 prisoners, this is then the PW version.
07.06.1982 Takeover of another 500 captured Argentines who left the Norland at Montevideo, Uruguay on 12.06.1982.
Return to the Falklands.
17.06.1982 Takeover of another 1,000 captured Argentines at San Carlos and another 1,000 prisoners at Port Stanley.
for transport to Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
24.06.1982 Transport of survivors of 2nd and 3rd battalion the Parachute Regiment to Ascension for return flight to UK.
05.07.1982 Takes over the infantry regiment Queen's Own Highlanders (this is the version with the stylised coat of arms on the chimney front) and another 15 inhabitants of the Falkland Islands for the return journey to the UK.
With the ship's side lettering made pretty again for the big arrival parade otherwise she came back decorated with numerous rusty noses.
In addition to the large Wessex and Sea King helicopters - there were still the smaller helicopters on board the warships - 4 Chinooks were shipped to the Falklands with the MV Atlantic Conveyor destined for landing. After the Argentine attack on the ship, only the famous Bravo November "survived" the attack and the landing had to be made on foot.
Incidentally, the English captured an Argentine Chinook
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