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AUG 05, 2013 - The Guardian

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Falklands naval commander Sandy Woodward dies

Woodward, who was head of naval forces during 1982 conflict and later attacked cuts in warship numbers, dies aged 81Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, the commander of naval forces during the 1982 Falkands conflict who subsequently attacked cuts in the number of British warships, has died at the age of 81.The defence secretary, Philip Hammond, commended Woodward on his "magnificent achievement" and said he would be remembered by many as the navy's "fighting admiral". He reportedly died after a long illness.Woodward described the decision in the 2010 strategic defence review to ditch the Ark Royal ... Read More

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