By Nick van der Bijl, Paul Hannon
In early 1982 the assertion of the upcoming withdrawal of the Royal Navy's ice patrol send HMS persistence caused the present army Junta in Buenos Aires to believe army seize of the Falklands will be allowed to be successful with no greater than token resistance. Such an experience was once beautiful as a distraction for the Argentine public at a time of political unease. at the evening of half April 1982, the Junta led through Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its flow. This interesting textual content by means of Nicholas van der Bijl examines the Argentine forces that battled for keep watch over of this distant British outpost.
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The War Office set an arbitrar)' date for service before which it would not entertain any application. In 1831 another regiment with service in India, the 39th, attempted to havt' the battle of Plassey (l 757) commemorated on its colours. Its application was disallowed, 'under the rules established by the late Duke of York, clue to the frequency of such applications. sst·y a'i a battle honour, as well as the motto Primus in lndis, to commemornte the fact that tlw 39th was the first B1iti'ih regiment to serve on the sub-continent.
Presenting the colours of the Royal Speltlwrne Legion, he emphasised that: ' ... \Vhcn you view those Colours they cannot fail o remind you thal you are fighting for their defence, you are fighting for your King and Country, for your Religion, Laws, Liberties, your Wive your Children and your Families. for everything that is on Earth dear and valuable to Englishmen. Receive these Colours from my hands as th most Sacred and Precious of all Pledges! ' The 'Regimental Colour' of the 9th Lancashire Rlfte Volunteer Corps, 1859.
James Campbell. Unusually, the regiment added to its colours none of the battle honours to which it was entitled, presumably because they were granted only weeks before it ceased to exist. The honours in question were Peninsula, Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nlve, Orthes and Seringapatam. The 94th Foot was re-raised in 1825. When presented with its first stand of colours, reference was made to the new regiment's predecessor, but it was not pennitted to display the honours from India and the Peninsula until 18 March 1874.