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UK: RN Submarine Museum Remembers Falklands

first_img Training & Education View post tag: submarine UK: RN Submarine Museum Remembers Falklands Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: RN Submarine Museum Remembers Falklands View post tag: Naval View post tag: Falklands View post tag: Museum The RN Submarine Museum has created an exhibition highlighting personal memories of submariners who served in the South Atlantic three decades ago.Falklands 30 – War Patrols was officially opened by the chairman of the museum, Vice Admiral Sir Time McClement – 30 years to the day after he was second-in-command of HMS Conqueror as the hunter-killer sank the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano, one element of a pincer movement which British commanders saw as a deadly threat to the Royal Navy task group.Before a brief description of that clash, in which more than 320 Argentine sailors died, Vice Admiral McClement presented the prized Dolphins badge – the international emblem of the submarine fraternity – to LSA David Slater of HMS Trenchant.LSA Slater recently transferred from the Surface Fleet – or went from being a ‘skimmer’ to a ‘deep’ – and his Executive Officer, Lt Cdr Jeff Fillimore, explained the process whereby a sailor must learn the submarine and its systems inside out before he can “join a very exclusive club”.The junior rate then received his Dolphins in a glass of rum – the rum must be drained in one and the badge caught between the teeth.A number of veterans from the Conflict were also at the museum to see their contributions in the exhibition, which was put together by photographic archivist Debbie Corner under the direction of museum curator Bob Mealings, who said: “We have captured those personal memories that highlight what made the submarine patrols during the Falklands Conflict so different.”Among the memories shared are the hurried arrangements to leave the UK (by Lynne McClement, wife of the Vice Admiral), and the curse of excess rice pudding – that from a young AB on board HMS Spartan named Mark Lister who today commands Trident missile submarine HMS Vigilant.Others at the opening who contributed included Lt Cdr Frank Muscroft, former Marine Engineer Officer on board diesel boat HMS Onyx, which was tasked to finally sink the burnt-out shell of RFA Sir Galahad as a war grave, and his shipmate Brandon Hannon, who in 1982 was a 19-year-old radio operator.The other submarines involved were HM submarines Splendid, Courageous and Valiant.Falklands 30 – War Patrols, which is included in the normal admission prices, runs until November 4.Two Falklands-related talks are being staged as part of the Third Thursday series in aid of the Saving HMS Alliance Appeal.On May 17 Vice Admiral McClement will examine HMS Conqueror’s 90-day Falklands patrol, while on June 21 Cdr Jeff Tall, former Director of the museum, will consider ‘The Falklands War – a close run thing’.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 04, 2012; Image: royalnavycenter_img View post tag: RN View post tag: Navy View post tag: Remembers May 4, 2012 View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Glorious Maidens beat Germany to win Bronze

first_imgThe National U-17 womens football team the Black Maidens beat Germany to win bronze in the ongoing World Cup in Azerbaijan.Patricia Okyere was the heroine for the Maidens who played the better part of the game with ten girls.The victory is historic for a side that had never gone past a group stage in all categories of the Womens World Cup and was a sweet revenge against Germany, a side they lost to in their opening group game.Fatima received her second yellow card and a matching off orders in just 30 minutes of play but that did not deter the Maidens.Okyere connected a teasing cross from the right in the 36th minute for what will be the priceless goal for the Maidens.Credit however will be given to Sumaila whose lightening pace on the right could not be curtailed by her markers. She set Okyere up with an immaculate cross and finish was superb.Okyere was however forced out of the game with an injury minutes after scoring the goal.The maidens held on ruthlessly and were unlucky not to have increased the tally for most part.1-0 it ended for the Maidens.last_img read more