Falklands veterans will be reliving their harrowing experiences of the conflict as part of a new series of interviews being filmed exclusively for Ustreme.
Former Royal Navy officer Chris Parry – who launched the depth charges which are said to have been the first ‘shots’ fired in the recapture of the Falklands and was part of a daring mission to rescue 16 SAS troopers – is among the guests.
Julian Thompson, who commanded 3 Commando Brigade in the Falklands War will also be interviewed as part of the brand new Pull Up A Sandbag series.
Each of the eight guests – including a Falklands islander – will be interviewed by former Paratrooper and Falklands veteran Denzil Connick, who suffered catastrophic injuries the day before the conflict ended and had to have his leg amputated.
The interviews are being filmed to mark the 40th anniversary of the war, which lasted 10 weeks and claimed the lives of more than 900 people before being concluded with an Argentinian surrender on June 14th 1982.
Ustreme founder Jim Davidson OBE, who entertained troops during five visits to the Falkland Islands, said: “It is an absolute honour to invite Falklands veterans into our studios to talk about their experiences of the war.
“Many people are still naive about what happened during the Falklands War and it is a privilege that we are able to play some part in telling the stories of the brave men who fought on the 40th anniversary of the conflict.”
Pull Up A Sandbag will be screened exclusively on Ustreme throughout May and June.