The long association between the Falkland Islands and 1435 Flight began on 1st November 1988, when No.23 Squadron began to re-equip with the new Tornado F.3. With the Falklands based detachment now reduced to just four Phantom FGR.2s, the flight drew on its heritage during the WWII siege of Malta and the defiant defence mounted by a small number of Gloster Sea Gladiators, which were given the names ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’. The fourth Phantom which acted as a reserve aircraft was given the name ‘Desperation’. With the Phantoms eventually giving way to the Panavia Tornado in July 1992, the flight continued this proud tradition, with the Maltese cross and the Falklands Islands crest displayed prominently on many of their aircraft. Over the next seventeen years, around twenty-nine different Tornado F.3 airframes made the long journey to serve in the South Atlantic, some on more than one occasion. They defended the Falkland Islands with distinction and the Tornado F.3s of 1435 Flight RAF Mount Pleasant remain as some of the most interesting post war British military aircraft. ZG797/D Desperation was one of the last Tornado F3s to serve with 1435 Flight and was present when the unit handed over to the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4.