O dia 2 de abril de 1982 foi o Dia D da “Operacion Azur” argentina, para a invasão das Ilhas Falklands/Malvinas. Após o desembarque de elementos de infantaria de Marinha argentinos e de um rápido combate na sede de governo, o governador das ilhas, Sir Rex Hunt, rendeu-se, juntamente com 84 fuzileiros navais britânicos (Royal Marines).
Israel sold weapons to Argentina at the height of the Falklands War in 1982, according to newly declassified Foreign Office files.British diplomats cited evidence that Israel had supplied the Argentine military junta with arms that were used against the Task Force during the campaign to liberate the islands.Israeli military exports before the war included the Skyhawk jets that would later be used to bomb British warships, killing dozens of soldiers, sailors and marines.Four British warships were sunk by bombs dropped from Skyhawks, including RFA Sir Galahad, a troop carrier that was set ablaze while anchored in Bluff Cove, killing 48 sailors and soldiers. Simon Weston, the badly burned veteran, was among the survivors. Another four ships were damaged by Skyhawks.
On this day: 37 years ago, the Falklands War officially came to an end (June 14, 1982). On the air-to-air front, Royal Navy Sea Harriers logged more than 1,100 CAP sorties and were credited with the destruction of 23 Argentine aircraft. No Sea Harriers were lost in air-to- combat – one of the best combat records in history. — com The British Falkland Islands & British Military e Royal Navy.