Key events of 1982
Mark Thatcher goes missing in the Sahara during the Paris-Dakar rally.
Unemployment reaches three million.
Coal ship St Bedan is bombed and sunk by the IRA.
ECJ rules that British schools cannot use corporal punishment against parents' wishes.
Argentine scrap metal merchants land on South Georgia, precipitating Falklands crisis.
Argentine forces invade the Falkland Islands.
Royal Navy task force sets sail to re-capture the Falkland Islands. Lord Carrington resigns as Foreign Secretary.
Canada repatriates its constitution granting full political independence.
Royal Marines recapture South Georgia.
RAF bomb Port Stanley airport.
Nuclear-powered submarine HMS Conqueror sinks Argentine cruiser General Belgrano.
HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet missile and sinks on 10 May.
British landings begin at San Carlos, East Falkland. HMS Ardent sunk.
British frigate HMS Antelope hit by Argentine bomb.
HMS Coventry and Atlantic Conveyor lost.
Arrival of Pope John Paul II in Britain.
Battle of Goose Green (Falklands).
Battle of Stanley begins (Falklands).
Ronald Reagan becomes first American President to address a joint session of Parliament.
Falklands War ends as British forces enter Port Stanley and Argentina surrenders.
Body of 'God's Banker' Roberto Calvi found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge.
Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and speaks to the Queen.
Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings (IRA).
Victory Parade for Falklands War in London.
Animal activists send a letter bomb to10 Downing Street, injuring one member of staff.
Thirty thousand women form a human chain around the nine mile perimeter fence at Greenham Common.