Photo exhibition tells the stories of Scottish Falklands veterans to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
Award-winning Glasgow photographer Wattie Cheung has photographed seven veterans to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of our Armed Forces in the 1982 war. The portraits are displayed below along with a link to each story. Find out how the 10-week conflict has impacted their lives, with many losing close friends and struggling to come to terms with their experiences.
As a teenage drummer from Glasgow, Graham 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.
Drum Major Willie Urban joined the Scots Guards when he left school as he “didn’t want to go in the pits”. A few years later, he found himself in the Falklands, shooting at Argentinian planes and finding a bomb during a football match.
As a teenager looking forward to university, Mark didn’t expect to be sent to a war zone. Forty years later, the retired Rear Admiral looks back on how this early experience shaped his life and career.
"They were all young men, sent into situations that they had never experienced. I don’t think they see themselves as heroes but just ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances doing a job they were trained to do."