MV Forrest

MV Forrest was owned by the Falkland Islands government and had been used frequently by 8901 to allow them to visit the various islands and inlets of the archipelago. On the night of the invasion, she was used to try and discover the invasion fleet by going out to sea and using her radar to pick up the invading ships. Her captain was Jack Sollis who went out twice that night. The first journey at 3am did not pick up any objects but the second journey at 5am identified ships coming from the east and more ships heading towards York Bay. The ship nearly became a target of friendly fire as Royal Marines aimed anti-tank weapons at her as she approached her berth. Fortunately, the misunderstanding was cleared up through radio clarification with the commander Mike Norman.

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