The Falklands Conflict

Join us as we share fascinating personal stories about the Falklands Conflict with UK Armed Forces Veterans who were there in 1982. The Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, British Army, and Civilians who served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and other merchant ships all feature.

The Falklands Conflict


The Falklands Conflict

Legasee Educational Trust are proud to present an exciting new project for June 2022.

In 2022,  Martin Bisiker from the charity set out to film interviews with 30 veterans who were part of the British task force that sailed to the Falklands 40 years ago. All the veterans share unique personal experiences about seminal moments from the conflict and together they provide a fascinating insight into the conflict.

On our YouTube Channel you can view extracts from many of the interviews. The full interviews will be available to view in full, very soon.

Marines of 40 commando raising the union flag in the falkland islands after the Argentine surrender as seen on the Legasee educational trust website. The Falklands War project by Legasee Educational trust. UK Military video archive and Military history.

The Falklands War

The Falklands Conflict was a ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, followed by the invasion of South Georgia the next day. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with an Argentine surrender on 14 June, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.

Project Falklands

Project Falklands is an undertaking created by the Legasee Educational Trust and with the support of Portsmouth University.

With the Falklands war 40th anniversary this year we wanted to highlight the personal sacrifices made by the many men and women who saw action in the South Atlantic. Working with a number of Post-Grad students from Portsmouth’s Naval History MA, , we focussed our attention on three groups of veterans:

  • Royal Naval veterans [including those serving with Royal Fleet Auxiliary]
  • Submariners
  • Merchant sailors from ships that were taken up from trade [STUFT]

These filmed interviews are additional to those already featured in our archive and individually, each person provides fascinating personal detail about their own experiences of war. Collectively, they are a priceless record of a conflict that is rapidly diminishing into the past but feels more relevant than ever.