Falklands 30 - On this day - April 27, 1982

30 Battery 16 Regiment Royal Artillery lead the annual St Georges Day parade through Emsworth town centre. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180463-23)

IN PICTURES: St George’s Day parade in Emsworth

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ON April 27 1982, armed forces chiefs presented the plan to make landings at San Carlos to the War Cabinet.

Operation Sutton would see 3 Commando Brigade along with attached units of the Parachute Regiment land ashore from the liner SS Canberra and amphibious assault ship HMS Fearless.

The plan was to land on the shores of San Carlos Water, at Ajax Bay and Port San Carlos, near San Carlos on East Falkland.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Alexander Haig sent his ‘final package’ to London and Buenos Aires in a last-ditch bid to broker a peaceful resolution following the Argentinian invasion of the Falklands on April 2.

In Port Stanley, 14 Falklands residents regarded by the Argentines as troublemakers were sent to Fox Bay East.