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The Rescue of the Special Air Service Regiment at South Georgia

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Fleet Air Arm Museum

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THe Falklands Conflict 1982. British Special Forces were on the Fortuna Glacier on the island of South Georgia as part of an attempt to take back the island from the Argentinian invaders. The weather deteriorated suddenly, and three Royal Navy helicopters were sent to airlift the men. In the blizzard conditions, two of the rescue helicopters crashed. The Wessex helicopter 'Humphrey', from HMS 'Antrim', made a double trip to take all the men to safety.

Fleet Air Arm Museum


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    25 x 30 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    acquired, before 1987


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