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Sea King Rescue

© Military Gallery, Wendover, UK. Photo credit: Fleet Air Arm Museum

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The Falklands Conflict 1982. The container ship 'Atlantic Conveyor' was converted for jet aircraft and helicopter support during the conflict. She sailed to the South Atlantic with Sea Harrier and Harrier jets, and Lynx, Chinook and Wessex helicopters. The jets transferred to aircraft carriers, but on 25 May 'Atlantic Conveyor' was hit by Argentinian Exocet missiles and she caught fire. Twelve men died.

Fleet Air Arm Museum





oil on canvas


H 69.5 x W 104.5 cm

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purchased, 1986

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