Falklands hero Simon Weston will appear at The Grand

Falklands War veteran Simon Weston will appear at The Grand
Falklands War veteran Simon Weston will appear at The Grand
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Falklands war hero Simon Weston has been booked to give a special talk about his life at The Grand, Clitheroe, in October.

The Welsh guardsman was badly burned when HMS Sir Galahad, loaded with ammunition and fuel, was bombed at Bluff Cove at the height of the South Atlantic conflict with Argentina in 1982.

Simon, who was 20 at the time, survived despite suffering burns to nearly half his body.

He has since become a well-known personality, inspiring many people with his recovery from those life threatening injuries and his charitable work.

He also subsequently met and became friends with First Lieutenant Carlos Gachon, the Argentine pilot who bombed Weston’s ship.

Awarded the OBE in 1992, Simon has endured years of reconstructive surgery, undergoing 70 major operations

Simon will be appearing at The Grand on Wednesday, October 23rd, when the audience will also be able to take part in a question and answer session following his talk.

Tickets cost £12.50 and are available by calling the box office on 01200 421599.