Lord West, commander of HMS Ardent
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Memories from the Falklands War on 30th anniversary

Thirty years after Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falklands, senior commanders from the campaign have reunited at a gathering in Pangbourne in Berkshire.

Col Christopher Keeble, who took command of 2 Para during the conflict, told the BBC that meeting the Argentine war veteran, Horacio Benitez, was one of his most memorable moments.

David Cooper, Chaplain of 2 Para, said the level of commitment amongst the troops was what he remembered the most.

Lord West, commander of HMS Ardent, was the last to leave the ship when it was bombed and still thinks often about the men he lost during the war.

  • 05 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK
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