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  1. My Falklands Story Part 17B: White Flags over Stanley

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Bolivar View Post
    Turns out this part was so long I have split it into two.
    The Red Crosses were painted out & the funnel painted yellow. We were removed from the Red Cross Ship in Geneva & became a troop carrier. We were to carry the 16th Field Ambulance & the Duke of Edinburghís Gurkha Reg home. We only had three patients left, given just a little longer to recover form their recent opís before they were to be transferred to the airport & flown home.
    One Patient we had was a 17yo RAF
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  2. My Falklands Story Part 17A: White Flags over Stanley

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Bolivar View Post
    Turns out this part was so long I have split it into two.
    Part 17a: White Flags over Stanley.
    14th June: As dawn broke Argentine troops were seen fleeing from the hills back down to Port Stanley, by mid morning white flags were seen flying in the town. At 2100 FI time General Menendez surrendered to Major General Jeremy Moore & at 2215GMT Margret Thatcher announced the formal surrender. 9800 Argentines had laid down their weapons.
    15th June: Senior British officers flew to
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  3. My Falklands Story Part 16B: The Penultimate Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Bolivar View Post
    Apologies for the delay since my last episode but in real time frame, I only arrived back in the UK mid August so we are not far out. Just going to tie things up this weekend &get on with the final crazy raffle. You guys will be the first to get the details but it will be open to everyone.


    Part 16B When I am a complete Bast**d
    So I am playing Uckers (a RN version of Ludo but more complicated) on the floor of my cabin, with three other medicís, having a beer when Sindy
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  4. My Falklands Story Part 16: The Penultimate Episode

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Bolivar View Post
    Apologies for the delay since my last episode but in real time frame, I only arrived back in the UK mid August so we are not far out. Just going to tie things up this weekend &get on with the final crazy raffle. You guys will be the first to get the details but it will be open to everyone.


    Part 16 When I am a complete Bast**d
    The 12th June the end was in sight, the troops were in place to take the final hills Mount Harriet, Mount Longdon & the Twin Sisters. The
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  5. My Falklands Story Part 15: My chance to join the RMís on the Falklands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Bolivar View Post
    PART 15: My chance to join the RMís on the Falklands for the final push.
    So once Goose Green was re-taken, the move came to head to the final mountain range so Stanley could be retaken without leaving pockets of resistance behind. As the gap between the front line troops & the main Dressing Station at Ajax Bay got further & therefore longer, someone decided a few extra medicís pulled from the Uganda would be useful.

    Lt Butters was a commissioned medic (not a doctor),
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