RFA Sir Galahad on fire after Argentine air raid, June 1982
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Falklands War: Disaster for British at Bluff Cove

Landing craft RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram are bombed by Argentine aircraft at Bluff Cove while attempting to reinforce British positions at Fitzroy.

Units of the Welsh and Scots Guards are on board the ships, and more than 50 die as a result of the attack, with a further 150 wounded - including Simon Weston.

Brian Hanrahan reports from Bluff Cove.

First broadcast 24 June 1982

  • 23 Mar 2012