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Falklands veteran returns to scene of conflict

This week we've been following a British war veteran - as he returns to the Falklands for the first time since the conflict in 1982.

Over the past couple of days Aldershot paratroooper Dave Baker - together with ITV reporter Jess Dunsdon has retraced his steps of combat and been reunited with the civilians he helped to liberate.

He has been taking part in the Falklands special liberation day service - to mark the 35th anniversary of the war.


Falklands 35 years on: veterans board the Queen Elizabeth to mark anniversary

Thirty five years ago Britain was at war in the Falklands.

More than 250 British troops were killed during the conflict in 1982, which began after the small islands in the South Atlantic were invaded by Argentina.

A number of merchant ships from the South were used to transport troops and materials, including the QE2 which was based in Southampton.

Today, veterans and volunteers went aboard the QE2's successor, the Queen Elizabeth, to mark the anniversary.

Kevin Ashford reports from the port.

Kevin spoke to volunteer Jacqui White and Former Guardsman Rob Nicholls.

Nurses reunited with men they treated during Falklands War

They witnessed some of the most appalling injuries and treated hundreds of troops wounded during the Falklands war.

They were serving on the Uganda, a schools educational ship that had been hastily converted into a floating hospital.

Now, 35 years on, nurses have shared their memories at an emotional reunion. Sally Simmonds reports.


End of Falklands war commemorated

It was 30 years ago today. Argentina's surrender brought the Falklands war to an end, and this Sunday veterans from across the country will gather in Aldershot to commemorate the anniversary.

Around 1,000 people will take part in a Drumhead Service at the town's military cemetery - where 18 of their comrades are buried. Kerry Swain has been there to talk to two of the Paras about their memories.

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