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An Image of an Orca taken in the Falkland Islands- a Destination Offered by Soutbound.

An Image of an Orca taken in the Falkland Islands- a Destination Offered by Soutbound.

The Vulcan held the record for the longest bombing mission when it bombed the runway on the Falkland Islands after the Argentine invasion in 1982, a return journey of nearly 8,000 nautical miles. The mission was known as 'Black Buck One' and took almost 16 hours.

Stunning photographs of Vulcan bomber XH558 flying over Beachy Head

The Vulcan held the record for the longest bombing mission when it bombed the runway on the Falkland Islands after the Argentine invasion in 1982, a return journey of nearly 8,000 nautical miles. The mission was known as 'Black Buck One' and took almost 16 hours.

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British soldiers pose with the Union Jack during the Falklands War #FalklandsWar

War in the Falkland Islands - the forces from 1982

Black Buck Buddies by Ivan Berryman - It is ironic that, just as the RAF were beginning to retire or re-assign their ageing force of V-bombers, the situation in the Falkland Islands called for a long-distance bombing mission to disable the runway at Port Stanley which now threatened to become an operational fighter base for the Argentine Air Force. Flying a round trip of some 8,000 miles, it was necessary for Avro Vulcan XM607 to refuel several times from a fleet of Victor tankers who…

Black Buck Buddies by Ivan Berryman - It is ironic that, just as the RAF were beginning to retire or re-assign their ageing force of V-bombers, the situation in the Falkland Islands called for a long-distance bombing mission to disable the runway at Port Stanley which now threatened to become an operational fighter base for the Argentine Air Force. Flying a round trip of some 8,000 miles, it was necessary for Avro Vulcan XM607 to refuel several times from a fleet of Victor tankers who…

The story of how 22 Royal Marines took on an entire Argentine invasion force at the start of the Falklands War has been told for the first time by one of the men involved.

The 22 Royal Marines who took on Argentine Falklands invasion force

The story of how 22 Royal Marines took on an entire Argentine invasion force at the start of the Falklands War has been told for the first time by one of the men involved.

British Royal Navy frigate HMS Antelope explodes in the bay of San Carlos off East Falkland during the Falklands War

War in the Falkland Islands - the forces from 1982

British Royal Navy frigate HMS Antelope explodes in the bay of San Carlos off East Falkland during the Falklands War

Harriers, Victors and Nimrods at Ascension Island awaiting the arrival of the Vulcans from RAF Waddington before the attacks could begin.    BLACK BUCK MEMORIES- In this exclusive article, Barry Masefield, relives his experiences back in 1982.     (This article first appeared in 'The Vulcan' Magazine within a special 20th Anniversary edition - May 2002)

Harriers, Victors and Nimrods at Ascension Island awaiting the arrival of the Vulcans from RAF Waddington before the attacks could begin. BLACK BUCK MEMORIES- In this exclusive article, Barry Masefield, relives his experiences back in 1982. (This article first appeared in 'The Vulcan' Magazine within a special 20th Anniversary edition - May 2002)

HMS Plymouth. The Rothesay-class frigate served in the Royal Navy from 1959 to 1988 and helped save the Falklands Islands from Argentinean invasion in 1982.

Inside the 1980s time capsule that is the Falklands War frigate HMS Plymouth

HMS Plymouth. The Rothesay-class frigate served in the Royal Navy from 1959 to 1988 and helped save the Falklands Islands from Argentinean invasion in 1982.

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