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Sir Philip Carter, Andrew Lesnie, Margaret Harrison, Tom McCabe MSP, Claire Gordon

Falklands: Laurie and Brian

Duration: 03:29 minutes

Laurie was an 18-year-old sailor on board HMS Antrim in 1982 during the Falklands War. The ship was hit by a massive Argentinian bomb in the notorious "Bomb Alley". Laurie tells his father-in-law Brian about the 12 terrifying hours they spent with the bomb on board, not knowing if it would detonate at any moment.

Broadcast on/submitted to:
BBC Radio Oxford