MEM(L)1 Chris Latham

11th April Island Blockade

I wish I could tell you more about what’s happening but I really don’t know anything. There’s so many rumours flying around, but no-one, not even the Captain, really knows. We’ve just got to wait, keep our fingers crossed, and hope everything will be alright. 

As for what I think will happen when we get down to the Falklands

I can’t say. It seems hard to believe we’ll go to war over it all, and when this blockade of the islands comes into force on Monday (tomorrow) something may be sorted out then. I hope so. I don’t want to be away from you for any longer than I have to, and the sooner this is all sorted out the better.

I’m a bit apprehensive about the coming weeks, not knowing what will happen, but I’m not panicking. The worst thing is being away from you and worrying about our wedding.