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A Living Memorial

The story of the 1982 Falklands Conflict told by those who were there.

14/06/2022Download

14th June 1982, Liberation Day. British troops reach their objective and white flags fly over Port Stanley.

Argentinian forces sign the declaration of surrender at Government House and history is made as the British reclaim the Falkland Islands.

The resilience of the taskforce is met with respite as they lay down their weapons and begin the long journey back home.

It was a conflict that came with consequences; more than 900 people lost their lives. But the lasting legacy of peace and prosperity continues for those who live there now.


This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Tim Humphries and Hal Stewart

Sound Design by Joe Carden and Sean Harper

Edited by Josella Waldron

With thanks to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Forces News.

For more about the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict: https://www.forces.net/falklands40

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07/06/2022

For Falklands’ Sake 

While British and Argentinian Forces were fighting it out, the islanders were engaged in their own battles.

From being bombed by the RAF, held hostage by enemy soldiers to working undercover with the British Army, these islanders have their own stories about the conflict.

Gini Carlin tells Ben Coley all about her recent visit to the islands where she spoke to Tim Miller, Trudi McPhee, John Pole Evans, Patrick Watts and Lisa Pole-Evans.

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin and Tim Humphries

Sound Design by Sean Harper

Edited by Josella Waldron

With thanks to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Force News.

For more about the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict: https://www.forces.net/falklands40

31/05/2022

H-Hour 

After the Battle of Goose Green concluded, conflict continued at sea and on land - but not without its challenges and continued loss of life.

With the attack of Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram, doctors and nurses rescued those in need. Meanwhile, the advance took troops further to their target of Stanley.

But what of the home front?

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley.

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Sean Harper, Hal Stewart and Tim Humphries.

Sound Design by Joe Carden.

Edited by Josella Waldron.

With thanks to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Force News.

For more about the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict: forces.net/falklands40

Get in touch: [email protected]

30/05/2022

A Mug of Saltwater and a Soggy Cigar 

It’s time to get boots on the ground, but some British troops find the terrain and the weather a bit of a challenge.

Meanwhile in the sky, RAF Vulcan bombers take on the most daring raid since the dambusters and fly into the record books.

The war at sea intensifies for the Royal Navy while the Paras make their way towards Goose Green.

The Yomp continues…

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Sean Harper and Tim Humphries

Sound Design by Joe Carden

Edited by Josella Waldron

With thanks to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Force News.

For more about the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict: forces.net/falklands40


Get in touch: [email protected]

17/05/2022

It's not Scotland 

The British Task Force makes its way down south, but it appears not everybody understands where they are going.

The eight-thousand-mile journey means there’s plenty of time to look at a map. 

There’s also time for some unconventional training which makes for a surreal experience when it’s happening on board a luxury cruise liner.

Many of the troops don’t believe they’re headed to battle, until there’s news of Britain’s first attack swiftly followed by Argentina’s retaliation.

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Sean Harper and Tim Humphries

Sound Design by Joe Carden

Edited by Josella Waldron

With thanks to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Force News and the Falkland Islands Radio Service

For more about the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict: forces.net/falklands40

10/05/2022

A Problem Down South 

Today there are more than a thousand British military servicemen and women stationed on the Falkland Islands. But why are they there?

Ben Coley finds out how the Falklands Conflict began 40 years ago.

Listen as the Falkland Islanders themselves recall what happened when Argentinian forces arrived on their shores, while military commanders along with ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen remember finding out they were being sent eight thousand miles away from home to fight a most unexpected battle.

This is an original podcast from BFBS.

Presented by Ben Coley

Produced by Ben Coley, Jess Bracey, Jade Callaway, Gini Carlin, Sean Harper and Tim Humphries

Sound Design by Joe Carden

Edited by Josella Waldron

Major General Julian Thompson spoke to Paul Condon and Jane Franklin at Forces News

With thanks to Falkland Islands Radio Service for Patrick Watts archive material

For the full story about what happened on South Georgia listen to: Tea and Medals, Keith Mills DSC, South Georgia Invasion. radio.bfbs.com/podcasts/tea-medals

03/05/2022

Introducing Falklands 82: Stories from the South Atlantic 

On the 2nd of April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands.

A British military task force was sent eight thousand miles down to the South Atlantic to take them back.

Listen as military commanders, ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as the Falkland Islanders themselves reflect on their roles in the 1982 Falklands Conflict, 40 years on.

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