At an early stage of the Falklands Conflict, 32 special forces troops from Corbeta Uruguay were brought by the Argentine Navy ship Bahía Paraiso to South Georgia and landed at Leith Harbour on March 25 1982.
Corbeta Uruguay remained under Argentine administration until June 20, 1982, when British forces – fresh from their victory over Argentina in the Falkland Islands – sent a task force to Southern Thule to end the Argentine presence. After the Argentine garrison at Corbeta Uruguay surrendered, Southern Thule island was emptied of all personnel and the facility left unmanned until December 1982, when it was mostly demolished by the Royal Navy after a patrolling warship discovered that someone had taken down the Union Flag from the base flagpole and run up the Argentine Flag in its place.
"An influential Hispanic American in the military." (Logros de capitan de corbeta de la marina hispano Raul Castaneda)(TA: Accomplishments of Hispanic Lieutenant Commander of the Navy Raul Castaneda)
Dec 01, 1996; Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Raul Castaneda enlisted in the military 23 years ago in his hometown, El Paso, Texas. He began his...