It was springtime in 1982 and, as part of a strike task-force, we were steaming south to the Falkland Islands. The ship was the HMS Argonaut an ageing, but reliable Royal Navy Leander Frigate.
Argentina had invaded the Falkland island group. Many of the lads in the crew were openly patriotic and excited by the prospect of going to battle on behalf of their Queen, to defend the Country’s honour. But a minority, perhaps only a cynical few, knew that the colony represented the British Government’s, unquestionable right to claim a share of the known oil deposits locked beneath the Antarctic regions.
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