Royal Navy takes bomb disposal experts to South Georgia to remove Falklands War munitions


The Royal Navy’s HMS Forth has taken bomb disposal specialists to South Georgia as part of a mission to protect the island’s wildlife. The ten-day environmental mission set out to remove bombs and ordnance left behind during the Falkland Islands conflict involving the Argentine armed forces in 1982.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal technicians from the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps were sent to find and deal with historical devices. The remote British territory located in the South Atlantic was the first place occupied by Argentine forces in March 1982 and the first place liberated by British forces the following month.

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Source: MercoPress