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WATCH: Ex-soldier reminisces on Falklands war in emotional interview

Dave Baker was one of 26,000 army personnel sent to fight in 1982. Photo: ITV News

35 years ago, Great Britain welcomed back tens of thousands of victorious soldiers from the Falklands war.

The nation played a key role with 126 aircraft and more than 1,400 personnel from Yeovilton deployed to the conflict.

The West Country region had 22 sailors losing their lives when the Devonport-based frigate HMS Ardent was attacked by Argentine forces.

Former Paratrooper, Dave Baker was one of 26,000 army personnel sent to fight in 1982.

But since then, he has never returned. To mark the anniversary, Jess Dunsdon took Dave back to the Falklands, revisiting those he liberated and remembering those friends he lost: