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Falklands War

Leach sent orders to a Royal Navy force carrying out exercises

Thursday Apr 1, 1982
United Kingdom

During a crisis meeting headed by the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Henry Leach, advised them that "Britain could and should send a task force if the islands are invaded". On 1 April, Leach sent orders to a Royal Navy force carrying out exercises in the Mediterranean to prepare to sail south.


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