Falklands 30 - On this day - April 26, 1982

Penny Mordaunt, Portsmouth North MP and International Development Secretary.

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ON April 26, 1982, following the retaking of South Georgia the previous day, Britain declared a ‘defence area’ around the Task Force which was closing in on the Falkland Islands.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared time for diplomacy was running out as Argentinian forces occupied Port Howard on West Falkland.