Sea Harrier and Lynx arrive in Falklands for display

The Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust (FINMT) has received BAE Systems Sea Harrier F/A.2 ZH801 and Westland Lynx HMA.8SRU XZ725 following an epic journey by the two aircraft from the United Kingdom to the South Atlantic.

Both the ‘SHAR’ carrier-borne fighter and the Lynx helicopter are remembered by the islanders for the role they played during the 1982 campaign to liberate the Falklands from Argentinean invaders. The two aircraft started their journey from the UK at the Marchwood Military Port in Southampton Water, Hampshire. There they were briefly stored while waiting to be loaded on a supply ship to the Falklands for transport to Mare Harbour, the military port serving East Falklands. From Mare it was a 40-mile (64km) trip along the sometimes narrow roads to Stanley, the island’s capital.

 

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