|Fleet may pull back to avoid missile attacks|
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Falklands War - News Headlines 5 May 1982 - Fleet may pull back to avoid missile attacks
The burning hulk of the destroyer HMS Sheffield was still visible off the Falklands yesterday visible proof of a fatal flaw in the air defences of the Royal Navy's task force. She was lying about 70 miles from the islands' coast, where she was hit on Tuesday aHernoon by a longrange missile from an Argentinian naval bomber.