30 years on

Thirty years ago today, a 200-mile exclusion-zone was put around the Falkland Islands.

Private Michael Iddon was a combat medic in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Falklands

Thirty years on...

It's thirty years since Argentina invaded the Falkland islands. One army medic who served in the conflict recalls what it was like.

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Royal Artillery veteran looks back at the Falklands War

by Jane Hesketh

It's thirty years since Argentina invaded the Falklands. The war that followed lasted 74 days and resulted in the deaths of 255 British servicemen and 650 Argentines.

Nigel Wright from Loughborough in Leicestershire was part of the Task Force sent to liberate the islanders. In the second of our special series to mark the anniversary he tells our correspondent Jane Hesketh what the war was like for a 20-year-old serving with the Royal Artillery.

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Falklands service held at National Memorial Arboretum

The Falklands Memorial covered by a large tent as work continues
The Falklands Memorial is covered by a large tent as work continues before it is dedicated on 20 May at the National Memorial Arboretum Credit: PA
Falklands memorial service is held in the Millennium Chapel at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
Falklands memorial service is held in the Millennium Chapel at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire Credit: PA
Margaret Allen touches the name of her late husband, Able Seaman Iain Boldy
Margaret Allen touches the name of her late husband, Able Seaman Iain Boldy Credit: PA

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