Thursday 22nd April
[b1, b2] - Two Wessex HU.5's of
C Flt, No.845 NAS, RFA
Tidespring crashed on Fortuna Glacier, South Georgia in
bad weather. All crew
Friday 23rd April
[b3] - Sea King HC.4 of No.846
NAS embarked on HMS
Hermes crashed into the Atlantic at night in bad
weather south west
of Ascension (8.15
pm). Pilot rescued but PO Aircrewman Casey lost.
[b4] - Sea Harrier of No.800
NAS, HMS Hermes shot down over
radar-controlled, 35mm Oerlikon fire (1.10 pm). Lt
Taylor RN killed.
Thursday 6th May
[b5, b6] - Two Sea Harriers of
No.801 NAS, HMS Invincible
lost in bad weather, presumably by collision, south east
am). Lt Curtiss and Lt Cmdr Eyton-Jones RN lost.
Wednesday 12th May
[b7] - Sea King HAS.5 of No.826
NAS, HMS Hermes
ditched in sea with engine failure east of
pm). All crew rescued.
Monday 17th May
[b8] - Sea King HAS.5 of No.826
NAS, HMS Hermes,
then to the east of Falklands, hit the sea late at night
altimeter problems (10.30 pm). All crew rescued.
[b9] - Sea King HC.4 of No.846
destroyed by its crew near Punta Arenas, southern
Chile around this
Wednesday 19th May
[b10] - Sea King HC.4 of No.846
NAS, then embarked
on HMS Hermes crashed into sea north east of
believed at the time due to a bird strike although
this is now open to doubt (7.15 pm). Of 30 men on
board, the aircrewman, 18 men of the SAS, a member of
the Royal Signals and the only RAF man killed in the
war are all lost. The two pilots were saved.
Friday 21st May
[b11, b12] - Two Gazelles of C
Flt, 3 CBAS shot down by
small arms fire near Port San Carlos (c8.45 am). Pilot Sgt
killed in the first incident and pilot Lt Francis RM
and crewman L/Cpl Griffin RM in the second.
[b13] - Harrier GR.3 of 1(F)
Sqdn RAF shot down
over Port Howard, West Falkland probably by Blowpipe SAM
am). Flt Lt Glover ejected and injured, was taken
[b14] - Lynx HAS.2 of No.815 NAS
destroyed in bombing
attack on HMS Ardent in Grantham Sound by Daggers of FAA
Sunday 23rd May
[b15] - Sea Harrier of No.800
NAS, HMS Hermes crashed into
sea north east of Falklands shortly after take-off and
exploded (7.55 pm). Lt Cmdr Batt RN killed.
Tuesday 25th May
[b16] - Lynx HAS.2 of No.815 NAS
lost when HMS Coventry
sunk north of Pebble Island in bombing attack by A-4B
Skyhawks of FAA Grupo 5 (3.20 pm).
[b17 - b22] - Six Wessex HU.5's
of No.848 NAS D Flt; [b23 -
b25] - Three Chinook HC.1's of 18 Sqdn RAF; [b26] -
Lynx HAS.2 of No.815 NAS, all destroyed by fire when
"Atlantic Conveyor" hit to the north east of
Exocet from Super Etendard of CANA 2 Esc.
Thursday 27th May
[b27] - Harrier GR.3 of 1(F)
Sqdn RAF shot down over Goose
Green probably by
35mm Oerlikon fire (1.35 pm). Sqdn Ldr Iveson ejected
to the west, hid up and later rescued.
Friday 28th May
[b28] - Scout of B Flight, 3
CBAS shot down near
Camilla Creek House, north of Goose Green by Pucaras of
FAA Grupo 3
(11.55 am). Pilot Lt Nunn RM was killed.
Saturday 29th May
[b29] - Sea Harrier of No.801
NAS, HMS Invincible
ready for take-off, slid off the deck as the carrier
turned into wind to the east of Falklands (3.50 pm). Lt
RN ejected and was safely picked up.
Sunday 30th May
[b30] - Harrier GR.3 of 1(F)
Sqdn RAF damaged near Stanley by small arms fire from
Argentine troops. Ran out of fuel short of
"Hermes" and Sqdn Ldr Pook RAF ejected to
be picked up to east of the Falklands (12.20 pm).
Tuesday 1st June
[b31] - Sea Harrier of No.801
NAS, HMS Invincible shot down
of Stanley by
Roland SAM (2.40 pm). Flt Lt Mortimer RAF ejected and
was later rescued from the sea.
Sunday 6th June
[b32] - Gazelle of 656 AAC Sqdn
accidentally shot down west of Fitzroy by Sea Dart SAM
fired by HMS
Cardiff (1.10 am). Pilot, Staff Sgt Griffin, crewman
L/Cpl Cockton and two Royal Signals passengers
Tuesday 8th June
[b33] - Harrier GR.3 of 1(F)
Sqdn RAF landed heavily
San Carlos with
partial engine failure, and was damaged beyond repair
(12.00 pm). Wing Cmdr Squire escaped unhurt.
Saturday 12th June
[b34] - Wessex HAS.3 of No.737
NAS destroyed when
HMS Glamorgan hit by land-based Exocet off Stanley (3.35