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3013 - Photo: Russell Watkins

It's all over as 55022 (D9000) "ROYAL SCOTS GREY" rests at King's Cross buffer stops with the "Deltic Scotsman Farewell" railtour on January 2nd 1982.

 

 

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55005 55007 55008 55009 55010
55011 55013 55014 55015 55016
55017 55018 55019 55021 55022

 

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January

02 - 55015 (KX - Edin) and 55022 (Edin - KX) haul the "Deltic Scotsman Farewell" railtour.
.......The final Deltics 55002/9/15/22 are withdrawn from service.
04 - Streaker Erika Roe runs riot at 'Twickers' during England - Australia rugby match.
12 - Mark Thatcher gets lost in Africa's Sahara desert on the Paris - Dakar rally.
13 - Air Florida jet crashes into frozen lake on take off from Washington airport - 78 dead.
14 - Mark Thatcher is found!!
21 - Miners vote against strike action and in favour of 9.3% wage rise.
26 - UK unemployment reaches three million.
30 - Riots break out in the St.Pauls district of Bristol.
31 -
By the end of the month 55018 had been cut up.

February

01 - 55014 is cut up during February.
05 - Laker airways collapses leaving 6,000 stranded passengers.
14 - The Animal Liberation Front raid labs and set free Beagles used in experiments.
19 - John De Lorean's luxury sports car firm goes into receivership.
27 -
Doncaster Works says goodbye to the Deltics by staging a special open day event - thousands attend.

March

04 - UK government gives go-ahead for satellite TV.
.......The Barbican opens in London.
06 - Five men are arrested in Cairo for the murder of Sadat.
19 - An Argentine scrap metal dealer lands on South Georgia, Near Falkland Isles, and plants Argentine flag.
.......UK's rebel cricketers are banned from international cricket for three years (for touring South Africa).
22 - US space shuttle "Columbia" begins third mission.
26 - The first test tube twins are born in UK.
31 - British nuclear sub "Spartan" heads for the Falklands.

April

02 - Argentina invades Falklands - troops storm capital Port Stanley
03 - Grittar wins Aintree Grand National.
04 - Argentina take South Georgia.
05 - UK task force sets sail for the Falklands.
07 - Thatcher imposes 200 mile exclusion zone around the Falkland isles.
10 - The EEC approves ban on Argentine goods.
12 - The 200 mile war zone around the Falklands comes into force as Argentine Navy leaves area.
15 - Five men are found guilty of murdering Sadat.
18 - Salisbury, the capital of Zimbabwe is renamed Harare.
24 - A Sea King helicopter crashes in the Falklands - the first Briton is killed.
25 - British troops recapture South Georgia.
29 - Galtieri rejects peace plan for Falklands.

May

01 - RAF bomb Port Stanley.
02 - Argentine cruiser "Belgrano" is sunk - 362 dead.
04 - HMS "Sheffield" is sunk by Exocet - 21 dead.
12 - QE2 leaves for Falklands as hospital ship.
13 - The EEC calls for a ban on the use of rubber bullets by British troops in Ireland.
19 - Actress Sophia Loren is jailed in Italy for tax evasion.
21 - British troops establish beachhead in San Carlos Bay.
.......HMS "Ardent" is sunk.
23 - HMS "Antelope" is sunk.
.......Seven Argentine aircraft shot down over San Carlos.
25 - HMS "Coventry" and "Atlantic Conveyor" are sunk - 24 dead.

28 - FA Cup final: Tottenham Hotspurs 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.
.......Argentinean footballer Diego Maradona is bought by Barcelona for record 5 million.
29 - 17 paratroopers die as British forces take Goose Green - 450 Argentineans die with 1,200 prisoners.
.......The Pope visits Britain.
31 -
By the end of the month 55010 had been cut up.

June

01 - 5th Infantry Brigade land at San Carlos.
05 - Sophia Loren is free from jail (19/05).
08 - "Sir Galahad" and "Sir Tristram" are hit by Argentinean air attacks - 42 dead.
09 - The 20p coin goes into circulation in the UK.
14 - British troops take Port Stanley as Argentina surrenders.
17 - Galtieri is ousted in Argentina.
20 - EEC lifts trade boycott on Argentina.
21 - John Hinckley is found not guilty of trying to murder Reagan, on mental grounds.
.......Prince William is born.
29 - Israel invades Lebanon.

July

04 - Navratilova beats Lloyd whilst Conners beats McEnroe at Wimbledon.
05 - World Cup: England 0, Spain 0 - England knocked out.
07 - Intruder Michael Fagan manages to get into Queen's bedroom.
09 - Ian Botham hits 208 in test match against India.
11 - World Cup Final: Italy 3, West Germany 1.
12 - An end to hostilities in the South Atlantic is declared - Argentinean POW's are to be repatriated.
14 - Pink Floyd premier their film "The Wall", at the Empire Theatre London, starring Bob Geldof.
20 - IRA bomb Hyde Park and Regents Park - 2 guardsmen, 6 soldiers and 7 horses killed.
22 - The 200 mile exclusion zone around the Falklands is lifted.
27 - Israeli boats and planes blast Beirut.
31 - 46 children die in coach crash in Dijon, France.

August

04 - 250 die in Beirut as Israeli soldiers attack West of city.
09 - John Hinckley is sentenced to be detained indefinitely for shooting Reagan.
12 - US actor Henry Fonda dies.
20 -
55009 and 55019 leave Doncaster for preservation.
21 - The PLO evacuate Beirut.
26 -
No.2 end cab from 55008 leaves Doncaster Works for preservation.
29 - Swedish Actress Ingrid Bergman dies.
31 -
By the end of the month 55007 and 55008 had been cut up.

September

05 - British airman Douglas Bader dies.
08 - Daley Thompson wins European Championship decathlon in Athens.
14 - Princess Grace of Monaco dies in car crash.
.......Beirut: President elect of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel is killed in bomb attack.
15 -
One cab from 55021 leaves Doncaster Works for preservation.
18 - Beirut is a blood bath as Lebanese militia massacre Palestinian refugee camps in 'Gemayel' revenge attacks.
23 - Amin Gemayel becomes President of Lebanon.
30 -
By the end of the month 55021 had been cut up.

October

01 - Iran launches offensive against Iraq as Gulf war enters its third year.
02 - UK stop: inland telegram service ends stop.
11 - Henry VIII's flag ship "Mary Rose" is raised from the Solent (she sank in 1545).
19 - John De Lorean is arrested in Los Angeles for the possession of cocaine.
.......The De Lorean car plant in Belfast closes with the loss of 1,500 jobs.

November

02 - The UK's Channel 4 starts broadcasts.
07 - Police find pair of trousers stolen from Sir Geoffrey Howe whilst asleep on train!!
10 - Russian statesman Leonid Brezhnev dies.
16 - US space shuttle lands after fifth mission and first satellite launch.
.......UK comedian/actor Arthur Askey dies.
30 - A letter bomb addressed to Thatcher explodes in Downing Street (from Animal Welfare Militia).

December

09 - "ET" the film hits the UK.
12 - 20,000 non-violent women protestors encircle Greenham Common air base.
15 - The border between Spain and Gibraltar re-opens after 13 years.
19 - Channel ferry "European Gateway" collides with another ship at Harwich - 5 dead.
31 -
By the end of the month 55011 and 55013 had been cut up (leaving only 55004 cut 07/83,
.......55005 cut 02/83, 55016 preserved 10/83, 55017 cut 01/83 and 55022 preserved 09/83).

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