Falklands memories 30 years on

Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands 30 years ago today, prompting a 74-day war.
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands 30 years ago today, prompting a 74-day war. Photo:

Thirty years ago Argentina sparked war after invading the Falkland Islands, the remote colony ruled by Britain for 150 years.

The Islands are found in the South Atlantic Ocean - 250 miles off the coast of South America.

The fighting was intense - with images of British ships under attack shocking the public.

After 74 days Britain won the war - but 255 British lives had been lost.

Here those who fought in the conflict and the mother of a soldier killed in service share how the war changed their lives forever.