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Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in History News

Admiral Sandy Woodward, Commander of Falkland Islands War Task Force, Dies at 81

By Armchair General

Admiral Sandy Woodward, who led Britain’s carrier task force in the 1982 Falkland Islands War, died August 5 at age 81.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas is quoted on the BBC as saying, “Undaunted by the challenge of fighting a capable enemy over 8,000 miles from the UK, in the most demanding and extreme of weather conditions, and against uncertain odds, Admiral Woodward’s inspirational leadership and tactical acumen – meshing the realities of the higher political command at home with the raw and violent fight at sea – was a major factor in shaping the success of the British forces in the South Atlantic.”

Click here to read the BBC’s story on Admiral Woodward.