Robert Fox
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Falklands' Adm Sir Sandy Woodward 'took big risks'

Robert Fox, Defence Editor of the London Evening Standard, has paid tribute to Sir Sandy Woodward, an admiral who led Britain's task force in the 1982 Falklands War.

Adm Woodward, who has died after a long illness, was commander of the carrier force sent by then-PM Margaret Thatcher to retake the Falklands.

According to Mr Fox, Adm Woodward had to "take some of the biggest risks of any commander in modern British history".

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

  • 05 Aug 2013