From those who served in the Falklands War to families who lost loved ones, read the stories of those who were there and find out how their lives were affected by the conflict.
Falklands: memories of a teenage Scots Guards drummer
As a teenage drummer from Glasgow, Graham Hopewell was inspired to join the Scots Guards after seeing their band play for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Aged 19, he didn’t expect to find himself sent to a war zone 8000 miles away in the South Atlantic.
Falklands: landing on a glacier to pick up survivors
Stewart Cooper, a young naval officer from Aberdeenshire, helped crew the first helicopter on a South Georgian glacier at the beginning of the Falklands conflict. He co-piloted a daring rescue on a glacier, picking up survivors of another helicopter crash.