The Task Force commanders together aboard the flagship, HMS Hermes, during the Falklands campaign. Left is Major-General Jeremy Moore, commander of the Falkland Islands Land Forces, and right is Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward, overall commander of the Task Force
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Falklands admiral Woodward dies

An admiral who led Britain's task force in the 1982 Falklands War has died after a long illness, aged 81, his daughter has told the BBC.

Adm Sir Sandy Woodward was commander of the carrier force sent by PM Margaret Thatcher to retake the Falklands.

He served as deputy chief of the defence staff from 1985 and was made admiral in 1987.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 06 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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