7. The Falklands War & Navigation

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Long-range missions by RAF Vulcan bombers played a vital role in the 1982 Falklands conflict. Both navigation and re-fuelling were a major challenge.

The introductory video 'Operation Black Buck' explores how the RAF planned and carried out what was at the time the longest bombing raid in history.

In the history activity students explore the Falklands military campaign and how the RAF overcame the huge geographical challenges involved.

In the STEM activity, students explore how the navigator needed to take account of wind to stay on course to the Falklands.