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Falklands-themed talk coming to Museum of Army Flying

Photo: RFA Sir Galahad after Argentinian air attack with a Gazelle overhead.

 

Army Aviation during the Falklands War will come under the spotlight in this month’s talk at the Museum of Army Flying (in Middle Wallop, Hampshire) by a veteran who commanded a squadron during the conflict.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Colin Sibun, then newly appointed to command 656 Squadron Army Air Corps (AAC) will give an illustrated personal perspective on the challenges, highs and lows of taking his squadron off to war in very unfamiliar circumstances.

The talk, entitled The Falklands: An Aviation Perspective, takes place on Thursday 16 November and covers the preparation in the UK, deployment by sea, the squadron’s involvement in the battles of Goose Green, Wireless Ridge and Mount Tumbledown, as well as the final victory.

Brig Sibun said: “Operation Corporate, the operation to recover the Falkland Islands from their Argentinean invaders, was short, bloody and totally unexpected.

“The truism that there is nothing more certain than the unexpected was clearly illustrated by events in the South Atlantic in 1982.”

 

Tickets for the talk, which starts at 7pm, cost £10 and include a welcome glass of wine or soft drink.

There is also a curry supper available from the Apache Café from 6pm for £7.50.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.armyflying.com/events or call 01264 784421.

Colin Sibun during the Falklands campaign.

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