Being one of the name boards from the Argentine patrol boat Islas Malvinas, the board of oak and mounted with heavy gauge brass letters 16cm x 110cm. (6 1/4 x 43 1/4 in.)
Together with a statement from the vendor who served in the Royal Navy during the Falklands conflict on HMS Hydra, a hydrographic survey vessel, and with several photographs of the vendor taken during the Falkland Island conflict. The Islas Malvinas was an Argentinian Z-28 Naval Patrol Craft used for inshore patrol and therefore painted in camouflage colours rather than naval grey. She was captured by HMS Cardiff on the 14th June 1982, and taken into service and re-named HMS Tiger Bay. After the Falklands Conflict she was stationed in Portsmouth Harbour until she was sold to a private owner in June 1986.