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The successor to the legendary Bell UH-1 'Huey', the Sikorsky UH-60 first flew in 1974 and was christened the Black Hawk. It has become one of the most versatile and successful utility helicopters currently in service and has been used widely, from the invasion of Grenada to the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. An attack helicopter configured with missiles, rockets, machine guns and cannon, the Black Hawk is also capable of undertaking a wide range of missions on the battle...

Reagan's apology to Thatcher over Grenada invasion revealed

Mrs Thatcher was left livid after the U.S. marched into the Caribbean island - which is a member of the Commonwealth - in October 1983 to overthrow a Communist government.

1 UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters over Port Salinas, Invasion of Grenada, 1983


USA invades Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) 1983 - Ronald Reagan - United Nations General Assembly condemned it as "a flagrant violation of international law"


Army tank crew gets a gift of bananas from a local resident near St. Georges during the US invasion of Grenada (codenamed 'Operation Urgent Fury') in Oct, 1983.


Letter from America: the Reagan years (1981-1988) Ronald Reagan’s presidency, from Reagonomics and the invasion of Grenada in his first term, to the Iran-contra scandal and reconciliation with Soviet leader Mihail Gorbachev in his second in his second. A fascinating social, cultural and political history of American life, through the words of British-American journalist and broadcaster, Alistair Cooke (1908 – 2004).