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Simon Weston

Simon Weston


First broadcast: Sun 31 Mar 1996

Falklands War veteran

Nearly 14 years ago, the young Simon Weston set off to serve with his regiment in the Falklands War. On 8th June 1982 in Bluff Cove, his ship was bombed, most of his friends were killed, but he survived.

This week on Desert Island Discs, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about that shattering moment, his subsequent rehabilitation and how his disfigurement has affected his life.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]


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