Today marks 30 years since the start of the Falklands War - and tonight on Calendar
we'll be hearing from servicemen from our region who were on the frontline of the conflict. It claimed two hundred and 55 British lives - and for many, like Steve Smythson, the memories are still fresh in their minds.
On April 2 1982, without warning, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and claimed them as their own. It followed more than a century of dispute over the tiny British outpost. A Task Force was sent to the South Atlantic to reclaim the islands and a brief, but very bitter war followed.
More than two hundred British servicemen died, almost 700 Argentinian lives lost. Thirty years on and for those who served the memories are still very much alive. This week on Calendar we have three special reports on the conflict.