ON May 9, 1982, the final plans were drawn up by Britain for the landing site at San Carlos.
The Argentine trawler Narwhal was bombed by Royal Navy Sea Harriers and sank the following day. One sailor died in the attack.
The 1,300-tonne trawler had been on patrol north west of the exclusion zone since April 26 and made a number of visual contacts with UK aircraft and warships.
Meanwhile, Argentine positions faced heavy bombardment from the sea and air, especially around Port Stanley.