WHEN the Royal Navy seized an enemy patrol boat in the Falklands War the name of it must have given particular satisfaction at the capture.
It was the Islas Malvinas -
the Argentinian name for the islands - and the name board, taken as
a battle trophy 30 years ago, will be offered at
Bonhams' next sale of antique arms and militaria
in Oxford on April 24.
It is made up of heavy gauge brass letters
mounted on an oak board 3ft 3in (1m) long, and is estimated at
She was captured by HMS Cardiff on June 14, 1982,
taken into service and renamed HMS Tiger Bay after
the Cardiff area, appropriately. The boat was stationed in
Portsmouth until sold to a private owner in 1986.