THIS WEEK IN 1982: PM called on to '˜save the 'yard'

Thursday, 12th April 2018, 7:00 am

Mr Marshall said: ‘The lesson of the Falkland Islands must be learned.

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‘Britain needs the navy and Portsmouth too.’

It was ironic that the two aircraft carriers aiding the navy task force being assembled in Portsmouth were to be given up – HMS Invincible to be sold and HMS Hermes to be scrapped, he said.