On This Day – 03rd April 1982

At the House of Commons Falklands debate, the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher said.

“They are few in number, but they have the right to live in peace, to choose their own way of life and to determine their own allegiance”.

During the debate it was announced that HMS Invincible would lead the naval task force out of Portsmouth on 5th April.

It was announced that the rapid deployment of the Task Forces was to be called “Operation Corporate”.

The United Nations approved resolution 502.

RN ships on Exercise Springtrain 82 ordered south from Gibraltar.

Argentine forces attack British Antarctic Survey scientists and Royal Marine Detachment at Grytviken, South Georgia.

Fifty-two school children are evacuated from Stanley.