Auction Date: 6/07/2017 at 10:30 am
Section of Life Raft from RFA Sir Galahad this section of fabric was removed from one of the life rafts recovered after Sir Galahad was abandoned following an air attack on 8th June 1982 while preparing to unload Welsh Guards in Port Pleasant off Fitzroy. Sir Galahad was attacked by three A-4 Skyhawks and was hit by 2-3 bombs and set alight. A total of 48 servicemen were killed in the explosions and subsequent fire. Photographs of the raft found in 2006.