On Friday, 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and, the following day, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in an attempt to establish the sovereignty it had claimed over them. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands.
A Ministry of Defence operative in London had a short telex conversation with Governor Hunt's telex operator, who confirmed that Argentines were on the island and in control. Later that day, BBC journalist Laurie Margolis spoke with an islander at Goose Green via amateur radio, who confirmed the presence of a large Argentine fleet and that Argentine forces had taken control of the island. British military operations in the Falklands War were given the codename Operation Corporate. On 6 April, the British Government set up a War Cabinet to provide day-to-day political oversight of the campaign
Our first objective is to take part in a series of raids with the SAS and SBS behind lines in the West Falklands. This is in order to confuse the Argentinian forces to where the main landings will take place and to establish air superiority by destroying air defences, radar sites and exocet missile storage. We will be attached to 2 PARA once the landings at San Carlos begin, more information and objectives will be given once our forces establish a beach-head. Good luck!