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Sir Galahad heroes to feature in film about Welsh Guards.

THE bombing of the Sir Galahad troopship during the Falklands War took place 33 years ago today.

And this year, surviving members of the Welsh Guards will be interviewed for a new documentary about the regiment, Heart of the Dragon: The Story of the Welsh Guards.

Thirty-two of the 52 people who died on June 8, 1982, when Argentinean Skyhawk bombers hit the Sir Galahad, were Welsh Guards (2015 is the regiment's centenary), and scores were injured - including Simon Weston, from Cardiff, who survived 49% burns and became one of Wales' most prominent charity campaigners and inspirational speakers.

Simon Weston> Simon Weston is to feature in the new documentary, currently being made by Centennial Films Ltd, as will former Guardsman Stephen Chapman, who won the Military Medal for his bravery on the day.

Guardsman Chapman rushed into a blazing cabin to rescue a badly burned soldier and made repeated trips back, saving many lives.

Documentary producer Marcus Scriven said: "Steve is one of a number of the Sir Galahad survivors we have filmed for the forthcoming cinema documentary.

"Their recollections form part of a narrative of collective testimony encapsulating the service and sacri-fice of the Welsh Guards' first hundred years."

No date for transmission is yet known for the documentary.


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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 8, 2015
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