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    On the 8th June 1982, the RFA Sir Galahad was attacked by the Argentine Air Force, resulting in 48 soldiers and crewman being killed in the subsequent explosions and fires. The hulk was later sunk and is now an official war grave. Among the survivors, was Guardsman Simon Weston who suffered 46% burns and whose story has been widely reported in television and newspaper coverage.
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    Simon Weston, one brave guy, and of course many others on that ship. I remember his recovery was filmed at the time, and the sight of him having his dressing removed, and absolutely screaming in pain is something i will never forget. The Sir Gallahad and the Sir Tristan are ships that i used to standby with the Fire Service on fire watch while they loaded live ammunition in Marchwood port, Southampton, and i have been abroad both many times, kt
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    I amthe only one that hates these bloody spell checkers ??, messroom gets changed to newsroom eg and above from aboard gets too be abroad. Is it possible to disable it in any way, sorry, i know its off thread, kt
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