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Humphrey and 'Santa Fe'

© the artist. Photo credit: Fleet Air Arm Museum

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The Falklands Conflict 1982. The submarine 'Santa Fe' had been used to put Argentinian Special Forces ashore at Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands, as the invasion began. In late April, she was in Grytviken harbour, South Georgia, on a supply run, when she was attacked with depth charges by several Royal Navy helicopters. This is 'Humphrey', the Westland Wessex carried in HMS 'Antrim'. 'Humphrey' had earlier been used to rescue British Special Forces caught in a blizzard on a glacier on South Georgia.

Fleet Air Arm Museum



Humphrey and 'Santa Fe'




acrylic on canvas


H 74.5 x W 59.5 cm

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Acquisition method

acquired, before 1987

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