Oh FFS. Obvious PR is so obvious it makes your eyes bleed:https://www.express.co.uk...ergie-horrific-moment-spt
Prince Andrew revelation: How Duke will 'never forget horrific and terrifying moment'
PRINCE ANDREW was a firsthand witness to the tragic sinking of a British ship in the Falklands – and the Duke of York described the “horrific” attack as his “most frightening moment”, according to a royal biographer.
By ANNA KRETSCHMER
PUBLISHED: 09:48, Wed, Aug 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:58, Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Prince Andrew cut short his summer break on the Queen’s beloved Balmoral estate this week – just days after Sarah Ferguson also left earlier than expected. The Duchess of York – affectionately known as Fergie – was believed to have departed as Prince Philip arrived, avoiding any awkward encounter with the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of York has been in the spotlight recently with rumours of a rekindled royal romance with ex-wife Sarah, with whom the Duke still lives despite their 1996 divorce.
Yeah, that's not the main reason he's been in the spotlight...
However, it was before Andrew and Fergie’s 1985 meeting that he endured what he described as his "most frightening moment”.
Biographer Andrew Morton, in his 1983 book “Andrew: The Playboy Prince” delves into the prince’s role as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
On May 25, Argentinian forces launched an attack on Prince Andrew’s ship, HMS Invincible, believing the prince to be on board.
Quoting from a 1983 biography? Now? Why on earth would that be in Andy's interests...
Mr Morton writes: “The giant Atlantic Conveyor was ripped apart by the Exocet.
“The 695 foot long container vessel ferried vital helicopters and supplies to the Task Force and was protected by the carrier group.
“For Prince Andrew, it was a day to dread.
“Throughout the entire tragedy he was airborne but utterly helpless to prevent the dreadful loss of life."
The prince later said: “I was airborne when the Atlantic Conveyor was hit.
“We saw the odd 4.5 inch shell come pretty close to us and I saw the Invincible fire her missiles.
“Normally, I would say it looked very spectacular but from where I was it was very frightening.
“I think the moment really sticks in my mind.
“It was horrific and terrible and something I will never forget.
“It was probably my most frightening moment of the war.”
Mr Morton continues: “But whatever his private thoughts, he still had a job to do and within minutes of the terrible attack, his Sea King was scouring the freezing seas for survivors from the Stricken Atlantic Conveyor.”
The author also describes how the prince had been airborne when the British destroyer HMS Sheffield was hit by an Exocet missile three weeks before the devastating Atlantic Conveyor attack.
The prince said: “For the first ten minutes after Sheffield was hit, we really didn’t know which way to turn or what to do.
“I was fairly frightened.
“It was a dreadful sight.
“It’s something I never thought I would ever see – a British warship devastated.”