When Craig Spillings and Dave Brown later left the armed forces, returning to civilian life proved more challenging than they could ever have imagined.
Both men served in the Falklands 30 years ago but still suffer with post traumatic stress disorder, unable to esape the horrors they witnessed.
The human cost of the Falklands conflict has been immense. It's claimed more veterans of the conflict have killed themselves in the 30 years since its end than died during hostilities.
The turning point for Dave was going back to the Falklands. He now goes every year and says it's a huge part of the healing process. Craig is yet to go back, but after 30 years, he is now ready to contemplate the idea, if it will give him the hope of a brighter future.