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Falklands Collection

"Falklands: A Journey through History and Nature" Step into the captivating world of the Falkland Islands, where history intertwines with breathtaking natural wonders

Background imageFalklands Collection: HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982

HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982
HMS Invincible returns to massive celebrations following the Falklands Conflict in 1982. Lined up on deck are Sea King helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron

Background imageFalklands Collection: Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982

Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982 (c); with typescript annotations relating to the condition and passibility of airfields, roads and tracks by tracked and wheeled vehicles

Background imageFalklands Collection: British soldiers in the Falklands 1982

British soldiers in the Falklands 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Falklands War - 1982

Falklands War - 1982
Directorate of Overseas Surveys map of the Falklands Islands, 1983 (c). One of four maps of the Falkland Islands, 1982 (c)-1984 (c)

Background imageFalklands Collection: Hms Invincible

Hms Invincible
British battle cruiser which distinguished herself in World War One in the battle against Von Spees squadron off the Falklands. Date: 1915

Background imageFalklands Collection: Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2

Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2
Card commemorating the destruction of the German cruiser, Admiral Graf Spee, on 13 December 1939 by HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles following the Battle of the River Plate. Date: 1939

Background imageFalklands Collection: Three Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2s

Three Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2s from 120, 201 and 206 Squadrons, RAF Kinloss, preparing for the following days flypast over London at the conclusion of the Falklands parade on 12 October 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Gnomes, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, South America

Gnomes, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, South America

Background imageFalklands Collection: Memorial to the HMS Sheffield hit offshore by Exocet missile in May 1982

Memorial to the HMS Sheffield hit offshore by Exocet missile in May 1982, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, South America

Background imageFalklands Collection: Rockhopper penguins - surfing in to shore, New Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic

Rockhopper penguins - surfing in to shore, New Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic
JPF-13010 Rockhopper penguins - surfing in to shore New Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic, Islands in the southern oceans Eudyptes chrysocome Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for

Background imageFalklands Collection: PARATROOPERS HUDDLE AGAINST THE ROCKS ON MOUNT LONGDON DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR

PARATROOPERS HUDDLE AGAINST THE ROCKS ON MOUNT LONGDON DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR, 12/6/1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Old Map of Falkland Islands and Patagonia 1851 by John Tallis

Old Map of Falkland Islands and Patagonia 1851 by John Tallis
A fine facimile artworked from an antique original map of the Falkland Islands and Patagonia, issued as part of the 1851 edition of John Tallis and Companys " The Illustrated Atlas

Background imageFalklands Collection: Gentoo Penguins Pygoscelis papua entering sea on Sea Lion Island Falklands

Gentoo Penguins Pygoscelis papua entering sea on Sea Lion Island Falklands

Background imageFalklands Collection: 02003dt

02003dt
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata Drake Passage Southern Ocean November

Background imageFalklands Collection: Queen Elizabeth II leaving Southampton with 5th Infantry Bri

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Southampton with 5th Infantry Bri
One of six colour photographs of The Queen Elizabeth II leaving Southampton with 5th Infantry Brigade, 12 May 1982. From a collection of photographs relating to the South Atlantic (Falklands War)

Background imageFalklands Collection: Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophoris) adult pair, courtship preening, close-up of heads

Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophoris) adult pair, courtship preening, close-up of heads, Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: Garden gnomes, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, South America

Garden gnomes, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, South America

Background imageFalklands Collection: Antarctic Skua - In flight Catharacta antarctica New Island Falklands BI008518

Antarctic Skua - In flight Catharacta antarctica New Island Falklands BI008518
COS-2252 Antarctic Skua - in flight New Island, Falklands Catharacta antarctica Bill Coster Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFalklands Collection: Falklands Shipwrecks on Falkland beach

Falklands Shipwrecks on Falkland beach

Background imageFalklands Collection: Colin Firth filming in 'Tumbledown'the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l)

Colin Firth filming in "Tumbledown"the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l)
Colin Firth filming in " Tumbledown" the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l), a Scots Guards officer who was shot through the head during The Falklands War - November 1987 (nov 87-6641)

Background imageFalklands Collection: King penguin walking on beach (Aptenodytes patagonicus) Falkland Islands

King penguin walking on beach (Aptenodytes patagonicus) Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Falkland Islands. South America, Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Falkland Islands. South America, Falkland Islands, January

Background imageFalklands Collection: RAF Voyager at Sunrise in the Falkland Islands

RAF Voyager at Sunrise in the Falkland Islands
A Royal Air Force Voyager transport tanker aircraft sits on the tarmac at Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: FALKLAND ISLANDS, SAUNDERS ISLAND-75768

FALKLAND ISLANDS, SAUNDERS ISLAND-75768
Raimondo Restelli

Background imageFalklands Collection: Sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst, WW1

Sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst, WW1
Sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst, 8 December 1914, in the Battle of the Falklands, First World War. 1914

Background imageFalklands Collection: ARGENTINE SOLDIERS THROWING THEIR WEAPONS ONTO A PILE AT PORT STANLEY AFTER SURRENDERING

ARGENTINE SOLDIERS THROWING THEIR WEAPONS ONTO A PILE AT PORT STANLEY AFTER SURRENDERING TO THE BRITISH TASK FORCE DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR - 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Colin Firth (r) in 'Tumbledown'the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l)

Colin Firth (r) in "Tumbledown"the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l)
Colin Firth (r) in " Tumbledown" the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l), a Scots Guards officer who was shot through the head during The Falklands War - November 1987 (nov 87-6641)

Background imageFalklands Collection: ROYAL NAVY ESCORTS WITH THE TASK FORCE DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR IN 1982

ROYAL NAVY ESCORTS WITH THE TASK FORCE DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR IN 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: FALKLANDS WAR TASK FORCE - SOLDIER TALKING TO CHILDREN & DRINKING HOT DRINK - April 1982

FALKLANDS WAR TASK FORCE - SOLDIER TALKING TO CHILDREN & DRINKING HOT DRINK - April 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Filming of 'Tumbledown'the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l)

Filming of "Tumbledown"the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l)
Filming of " Tumbledown" the story of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence (l), a Scots Guards officer who was shot through the head during The Falklands War - November 1987 (nov 87-6641)

Background imageFalklands Collection: The return of the Europic Ferry from the Falklands War, Southampton

The return of the Europic Ferry from the Falklands War, Southampton. Pictured, men are greeted by awaiting families. 17th July 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: The men of the 29th Marine Commando Royal Artillery return from the Falklands

The men of the 29th Marine Commando Royal Artillery return from the Falklands. They wade ashore at Plymouth from the same landing craft used in their invasion of San Carlos Bay

Background imageFalklands Collection: Fallen heroes from the Falklands come home. Sixty four bodies are brought back in Union

Fallen heroes from the Falklands come home. Sixty four bodies are brought back in Union Jack draped containers aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Bedivere. Southampton

Background imageFalklands Collection: The return of the Europic Ferry from the Falklands War, Southampton

The return of the Europic Ferry from the Falklands War, Southampton. Pictured, Lance Bombardier Paul Smith, from Nottingham, celebrates his safe return with Sunday Mirror Task Force Ale

Background imageFalklands Collection: Falklands Victory Parade, London. 12th October 1982

Falklands Victory Parade, London. 12th October 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: The Prime Minister Mrs Margaret Thatcher at the Luncheon held for the Falklands heroes at

The Prime Minister Mrs Margaret Thatcher at the Luncheon held for the Falklands heroes at The Guildhall, London. 12th October 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets disabled veterans at the Falklands Victory

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets disabled veterans at the Falklands Victory Parade Banquet at the Guildhall, London, 12th October 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Falklands Victory Parade, London. 12th October 1982

Falklands Victory Parade, London. 12th October 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Royal Fleet auxiliary 'Sir Lancelot'and repair vessel Stena Seaspread arrive

Royal Fleet auxiliary "Sir Lancelot"and repair vessel Stena Seaspread arrive
Royal Fleet auxiliary " Sir Lancelot" and repair vessel Stena Seaspread arrive back from the South Atlantic. They are returning from the Falklands to a heros welcome at Portsmouth

Background imageFalklands Collection: Queen Elizabeth II greets Prince Andrew on return from Falklands 1982 with Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II greets Prince Andrew on return from Falklands 1982 with Prince Philip and Princess Anne onboard HMS Invincible at Portsmouth docks. 17th September 1982

Background imageFalklands Collection: Women Army July 1983 The First group of WRAC girls to join servicemen

Women Army July 1983 The First group of WRAC girls to join servicemen and army nurses in the Falkland Island leaves from RAF Brize Norton

Background imageFalklands Collection: Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561

Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K.2 XH561 of No.50 Squadron at RAF Wildenrath for an air display. After the Falklands conflict, the Victor K.2 fleet was fast approaching their fatigue limits

Background imageFalklands Collection: Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), at burrow with half grown chicks. South America

Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), at burrow with half grown chicks. South America, Falkland Islands, January

Background imageFalklands Collection: A male and a female steamer ducks (Tachyeres brachypterus) walking together, Sea Lion

A male and a female steamer ducks (Tachyeres brachypterus) walking together, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: Gentoo Penguins walking through a sandstorm, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguins walking through a sandstorm, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: A group of rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) on top of a small islet

A group of rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) on top of a small islet, East Falkland, Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: A macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), East Falkland, Falkland Islands

A macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), East Falkland, Falkland Islands

Background imageFalklands Collection: Gentoo Penguins coming out of the ocean, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguins coming out of the ocean, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands



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"Falklands: A Journey through History and Nature" Step into the captivating world of the Falkland Islands, where history intertwines with breathtaking natural wonders. From the Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map in 1982 to HMS Invincible's triumphant return from the Falklands War, this archipelago has witnessed significant moments that have shaped its identity. The echoes of war still resonate as we delve into the events surrounding the Falklands conflict. The heroic efforts of Hms Invincible and other vessels during this tumultuous period are etched in our collective memory. As we remember those who sacrificed their lives, a memorial stands tall for HMS Sheffield, tragically hit by an Exocet missile. But amidst these reminders of strife, there is also beauty to be found. Witnessing Rockhopper penguins gracefully surfing onto New Island's shores fills one's heart with awe. These charismatic creatures epitomize resilience and adaptability in their natural habitat within South Atlantic islands. Venturing further inland reveals unexpected surprises; gnomes whimsically dotting Port Stanley streets add a touch of enchantment to this remote corner of South America. And if you're yearning for a glimpse into centuries past, an old map from 1851 showcases how the Falkland Islands and Patagonia were once intertwined. Nature enthusiasts will find solace on Sea Lion Island as Gentoo Penguins elegantly enter the sea against a backdrop of untouched landscapes. Their graceful movements remind us that life persists even in seemingly desolate places. Lastly, let us not forget those who fought valiantly on Mount Longdon during the Falklands War - paratroopers huddling against rocks symbolize bravery amid adversity. Intriguing history merges seamlessly with mesmerizing wildlife encounters on these remarkable islands known as "Falklands. " Whether it be exploring ancient maps or witnessing penguins' playful antics, each moment spent here unveils another layer of this extraordinary destination.