Argentina - Scott #1338 (1982)

Early Engagements in the Falklands War

On May 1, 1982, a British naval task force — having arrived in a 300-mile exclusion zone surround the Falkland Islands on April 30 — was attacked by Argentine aircraft while British planes mounted their first air raids on the airfield at the islands’ capital of Port Stanley. This was the first Operation Black Buck — a series of seven extremely long-range ground attack missions by Royal Air … Continue reading Early Engagements in the Falklands War

South Shetlands #5L1 (1944)

South Shetland Islands #5L1 (1944)

The South Shetland Islands are a group of Antarctic islands, lying about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of the Antarctic Peninsula, with a total area of 1,424 square miles (3,687 square kilometers). As a group of islands, the South Shetland Islands are located at 62°0′S 58°0′W. They are within the region 61° 00’–63° 37′ South, 53° 83’–62° 83′ West. The islands lie 580 miles (940 … Continue reading South Shetland Islands #5L1 (1944)

South Orkneys #4L2 (1944)

South Orkney Islands #4L2 (1944)

The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 375 miles (604 kilometers) north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, situated at latitudes about 60°30′ to 60°83′ S and longitudes 44°25′ to 46°25′ W. The archipelago comprises four main islands. Coronation Island is the largest, measuring about 30 miles (48 km) long; its highest point is Mount Nivea which … Continue reading South Orkney Islands #4L2 (1944)