Log Book entry: Vectacs, Skutacs, HC training 2.00 hours (.30 minutes instrument flying)
More training work but this time the weather was getting worse hence the half an hour on instruments. We also did eight practice approaches to the ship; four using our own radar and four under ship control.
Down south Operation 'Sutton' starts. This was the amphibious landings in San Carlos and what a bloody day. Ardent is sunk and Argonaut and Antrim are hit but the bombs don't explode. In the case of Argonaut it takes a week to get the bombs out. One is lodged in her forward missile magazine. The crew refuse to abandon her - how brave was that? I knew her flight commander pretty well and talked to him about it afterwards, I never really got a feeling for what it must have been like even so. We lose two aircraft the Argies lose fifteen.