John "Sandy" Woodward

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: British admiral who led the Royal Navy task force during the 1982 Falklands War and was in charge of the naval force dispatched by then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after Argentina seized the South Atlantic islands that was home to some 2,000 British residents in April 1982 before Britain retook the territory 10 weeks later.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: May 1, 1932

 

Died: August 5, 2013

 

Location: London, England