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Sir Galahad – the untold story

Thirty-two Welsh Guards died in the Sir Galahad bombing at the height of the Falklands War. 'Wales This Week' looks back at the tragedy.

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Remembering a life lost 30 years ago

It's thirty years to the day since the Sir Galahad was bombed in the Falklands War.

Thirty two Welsh Guardsmen were killed in the army's biggest single loss of life since the Second World War.

One of those who died was David Williams from Holyhead. He was just 20 when he lost his life.

Today his family, friends and former comrades attended a service of remembrance in his home town.

'The loss of life on the Sir Galahad was totally avoidable'

This week marks the 30th anniversary of Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands, which sparked the Falklands War.

32 Welsh Guards died when the Sir Galahad was bombed by Argentinian jets.

A senior British officer has told ITV Wales he believes lives were needlessly lost because equipment was unloaded before the Welsh Guards were disembarked.

Ewen Southby-Tailyour was a commanding officer on a landing craft at the time.

"The fact that so many men were killed was totally avoidable" he said.

"And I won't alter that view."

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