Falklands 30 - On this day - April 6, 1982

Kate Tame and Cllr Roger Price next to the current First World War  plaque inside St Mary's Church in Portchester Castle. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170259-7003)

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HUNDREDS more people turned out in Portsmouth for a second day of warships leaving for war.

The amphibious assault ship HMS Fearless, which had already seen action in Aden in 1967, left Portsmouth Naval Base packed with Royal Marines.

The sailors and commandos were given a clear brief: help retake the Falkland Islands.

Fearless was the command ship for the amphibious Task Force, which eventually numbered around 5,000 troops made up of Royal Marines and army soldiers.

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