The 'Queen Elizabeth II' leaving Southampton with 5th Infantry Brigade, 12 May 1982
Photograph by WO2 David Langham, 81 Ordnance Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, South Atlantic (Falklands War) (1982).
During the Falklands conflict the Cunard liner 'Queen Elizabeth II' was requisitioned as a troop tansport. On 12 May 1982 she set sail from Southampton with 3,000 troops aboard. Earlier, on 9 April, another liner, the SS 'Canberra', had also set sail carrying 3 Commando Brigade.
From a collection of photographs taken by WO2 David Langham, 81 Ordnance Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, April-July 1982.
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