Two Royal Navy Commanders accuse of 'misrepresenting' Queen's attitude ...

Falklands heroes tear into The Crown: Two Royal Navy Commanders accuse of 'offensively misrepresenting' Queen's attitude to Argentine war Admiral Lord West and Rear Admiral Chris Parry were furious by made-up scene  Showed Queen appearing unaware victory parade was held to mark end of war  On October 12, 1982, Her Majesty was 9,000 miles away on official Pacific tour

By Mark Nicol Defence Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:33 GMT, 28 November 2020 | Updated: 22:34 GMT, 28 November 2020

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Two Royal Navy commanders who fought in the Falklands War have accused The Crown of 'offensively misrepresenting' the Queen over her attitude towards British troops during the 1982 campaign.

Admiral Lord West, whose frigate HMS Ardent was sunk by the Argentines, and Rear Admiral Chris Parry, who flew daring helicopter sorties in the South Atlantic, said programme-makers have used fictitious scenes and imagined conversations in a sickening attempt to damage the Queen's reputation.

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Their fury has arisen from an entirely made-up scene in the The Crown during which the Queen, played by Olivia Colman, appears unaware a victory parade is to be held to mark the end of the conflict.

Admiral Lord West (pictured), whose frigate HMS Ardent was sunk by the Argentines, said programme-makers have used fictitious scenes in a sickening attempt to damage the Queen's reputation

Admiral Lord West (pictured), whose frigate HMS Ardent was sunk by the Argentines, said programme-makers have used fictitious scenes in a sickening attempt to damage the Queen's reputation

The Queen is told about the event by Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson. 

The monarch is then seen sitting glumly at home watching the parade on television while Mrs Thatcher waves to crowds lining the streets of the City of London as 1,250 Falklands veterans march past her podium.

In fact, no such meeting between the Queen and the Prime Minister took place, nor could it have done. 

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